Matthew Murchison

Matthew Murchison

Latham & Watkins LLP

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FCC Institutes New Privacy Regime for Broadband Providers and Other Telecommunications Carriers

Landmark ruling establishes a variety of new obligations, but long-term effects remain unclear. On November 2, 2016, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an order adopting new privacy rules that will...more

11/17/2016 - Broadband Data Protection FCC Privacy Policy Telecommunications

FCC Issues New Privacy Regulations for Broadband Providers

Today, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved far-reaching new information privacy rules that will govern how providers of broadband Internet access service collect, use, protect, and share data from their...more

10/28/2016 - Broadband Data-Sharing Disclosure Requirements FCC FTC Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Open Internet Rules Opt-In Opt-Outs Prior Express Consent Privacy Policy Reasonableness Factors

FCC Proposes Broad Privacy Regulations for Broadband Providers

Last week, the FCC announced that Chairman Tom Wheeler had circulated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on implementing Section 222’s privacy obligations for broadband providers. Section 222’s requirements were...more

3/18/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Broadband Data Security FCC Internet Privacy Internet Service Providers (ISPs) NPRM Open Internet Rules Opt-Outs

FCC Releases New Clarifications Regarding the TCPA

On July 10, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released the text of a Declaratory Ruling and Order, initially adopted on June 18, that provides various clarifications regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...more

7/17/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Declaratory Rulings FCC Prior Express Consent Reassigned Phone Numbers TCPA Text Messages Wireless Devices

FCC Issues Controversial TCPA Declaratory Ruling

New guidance expands the restrictions on business-to-customer communications under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling...more

7/15/2015 - Declaratory Rulings Exemptions FCC Mobile Apps Prior Express Consent Robocalling TCPA Text Messages

FCC Finds Fault in User Agreement and Issues Stern Guidance for Telemarketing Calls

June is proving to be a very active month for the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in construing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including what sorts of consumer interactions are sufficient to meet the...more

6/22/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Cell Phones Enforcement FCC FTC Informed Consent PayPal Prior Express Consent TCPA Telemarketing Text Messages User Agreements Warning Letters

Walburg v. Nack: Recent Supreme Court Petition in TCPA Case Tees Up Important Constitutional Issues

By all accounts, the number of class action lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act against companies communicating by telephone, text, and fax has exploded in recent years. These lawsuits—which rely on...more

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