Monica S. Desai

Monica S. Desai

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2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential...

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare...more

11/6/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas

TCPA Developments: FCC Acts On TCPA Junk Fax Petitions

Although facsimile technology may now seem passé as a telemarketing tool, its use has generated a continuing source of controversy under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In an Order issued last week, the FCC...more

11/5/2014 - Faxes FCC Notice of Privacy Practices Opt-Outs Prior Express Consent TCPA

Record Actions Force Companies to Reevaluate How They Protect Consumers

Last week the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau announced that Verizon agreed to pay a record US$7.4 million to settle an investigation related to the company’s treatment of consumer personal information. Specifically, the Commission...more

9/10/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCC Personally Identifiable Information Verizon

FTC to Hold Seminar on Mobile Device Tracking

Mobile apps and consumer privacy continue to be hot issues for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On February 19, 2014, the FTC staff will hold an open seminar on privacy and related issues raised by mobile tracking...more

2/19/2014 - FTC Mobile Devices Warrantless Tracking Wireless Devices

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Legislative Activity - Sen. Cruz Blocks Confirmation of FCC Chairman - Last Wednesday, October 16, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked an expected Senate vote on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to become the next...more

10/25/2013 - FCC Filing Deadlines Political Appointments TCPA Technology Telecommunications

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Legislative Activity - White House Reportedly Working On Online Privacy Bill - The Obama administration is reportedly drafting legislation aimed at bolstering online privacy safeguards for consumers. According...more

10/10/2013 - FCC Filing Deadlines Government Shutdown Privacy Laws Proposed Legislation TCPA

New TCPA Requirements for "Prior Express Written Consent" Effective October 16

Companies that use telemarketing campaigns must be ready for changes to “prior express consent” requirements that go into effect on October 16, 2013. The new rules were issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...more

9/7/2013 - FCC Statutory Damages TCPA Telemarketing Texting Written Consent

A TCPA For The 21st Century: Why TCPA Lawsuits Are On The Rise And What The FCC Should Do About It

Litigation related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Has increased exponentially over the past several years, by more than 60 Percent by some estimates in 2012 alone. The law was written more than two decades...more

8/16/2013 - FCC Frivolous Lawsuits Harassment Spam TCPA Telemarketing

Client Alert: FCC TCPA Declaratory Ruling

A recent FCC ruling has significant implications for any company using third-party telemarketers. The FCC declared that sellers may be held vicariously liable under agency theories for certain violations of the Telephone...more

5/22/2013 - Declaratory Judgments Do Not Call List FCC TCPA Telemarketing Third-Party Liability Vicarious Liability

FTC Balances Privacy, Connectivity Needs

While “smart” devices provide a wealth of consumer benefits, they pose risks to privacy and security due to their ability to collect and share personal data. In response to the increasing use and capabilities of smart...more

4/23/2013 - Data Protection FTC Privacy Policy Security and Privacy Controls Smartphones

TechComm – FTC/UDAAP Client Alert: FTC Staff Issues Guidance on Effective Online Disclosures

Companies engaged in online advertising and social media promotions should carefully review “Dot-Com Disclosures – How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,” released by the FTC staff on March 12, 2013. This...more

3/22/2013 - Advertising Disclosure Requirements Dot Com Disclosure Guide FTC Marketing Mobile Devices

TECHCOMM/FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENT ALERT: FTC Releases Report Outlining Mobile Payment Concerns

On March 8, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report, entitled “Paper, Plastic…or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” addressing its consumer protection concerns in the mobile payments area....more

3/13/2013 - Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Devices Mobile Payments

FTC Releases Recommendations on Mobile Privacy Disclosures

On Friday, February 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report recommending best practices for mobile privacy disclosures. The report, available here, reviews the benefits and privacy risks of mobile...more

2/5/2013 - Advertising Networks App Developers App Platform Providers FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Operating System Developers Privacy Disclosures Privacy Policy Third-Party Trade Associations

FCC TCPA Declaratory Ruling on Opt-out Text Communications Enables Organizations to Issue Confirmation Messages

On November 29, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared that businesses are allowed to send a one-time text message to a consumer that confirms a request to opt-out of receiving future text communications. The...more

12/4/2012 - FCC TCPA Texting

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