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FCC Proposes to Eliminate Two Public Inspection File Requirements for Broadcast and Cable

At its Open Meeting on May 25, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing to eliminate two public inspection file requirements – one that applies to broadcast…more
| Communications & Media Law

EU Parliament: EU, U.S. Must Improve Privacy Shield

On May 26, 2016, the European Parliament passed a resolution (2016/2727 (RSP)) calling on the European Commission (EC) to reopen negotiations with the United States to improve perceived “deficiencies” in the EU-U.S. Privacy…more
| International Law & Trade, Privacy

FCC Bureaus Release Guidance on Transparency Rule Implementation

On May 19, the FCC’s Chief Technologist, Office of General Counsel, and Enforcement Bureau (“Bureaus”) released new guidance addressing implementation of the enhanced transparency disclosure requirements required by the 2015…more
| Communications & Media Law

BPA in Plastics Requires a Prop 65 Warning — For Food Containers, California Imposes a Generic Point-of-Sale Warning

Last year the State of California added Bisphenol A (BPA) to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm under Prop 65 [the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986], a law which requires…more
| Communications & Media Law, Environmental Law

NYPSC Set to Adopt Clean Energy Standard Aimed at 50% Renewables Goal

The New York State Energy Plan (“SEP”) calls for 50% of all electricity used in New York State by 2030 to be generated from renewable energy sources (the “50 by 30 Goal”). Additionally, the SEP sets aggressive 2030 targets for…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Got a Compliance Plan or ETC Application Pending with the FCC? FCC Seeking Affirmation of Continued Interest from ETCs

On May 18th, 2016, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice informing carriers with pending Lifeline compliance plans or applications for designation as an ETC that they must submit an “affirmative written…more
| Communications & Media Law

Top Takeaways from DWT’s April 26 Open Internet Webinar

As the communications industry anxiously awaits a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on the judicial challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet rules, the Commission is charging…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

USDOL Announces 2016 FLSA White-Collar Exemption Final Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced adoption of 2016 final regulations changing the white-collar exemption requirements. The new regulations are set to take effect on December 1, 2016, giving employers approximately…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FCC Announces Effective Date for Expanded Online Public File Requirement

In our Memorandum of January 28, 2016, we described the FCC’s expansion of the online public file requirement to cable TV, DBS, broadcast and satellite radio stations. Until now, only TV stations have been required to keep…more
| Communications & Media Law

“Round” At Your Own Risk – Timekeeping “Rounding” Requirements Clarified

The Ninth Circuit in Corbin v. Time Warner Cable held that state of California and federal regulations allowing employers to “round” employees’ clock-in and -out times to the nearest quarter hour do not require all employees to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit’s Spokeo Decision

When the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo v. Robins, it was clear that a ruling in the case would have significant implications for litigation under privacy statutes. The issue before the Court was whether Congress…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

[Event] Blockchain Beyond: How Distributed Ledgers Will Transform Media, Entertainment, Advertising, e-Commerce, the loT and More - May 24th, San Francisco, CA

Over the past two years, lightning has struck the financial industry in the form of a new technology: the blockchain. The industry has both been disrupted as well as energized by this technology, which has been called the…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Mobile Financial Services Appendix

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently issued a new appendix on “Mobile Financial Services” to the Retail Payment Systems booklet of the FFIEC Information Technology Handbook. The appendix provides…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Wild, Distributed World: Get Ready for Radical Infrastructure Changes, From Blockchains to the Interplanetary File System to the Internet of Things

Every so often—and more frequently now than ever before—we are treated to a deluge of media stories telling us why some new technology will change our lives. Recently, the thundering drumbeat of technology topics has included…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology

Senate Committee Seeks Information on Rural Health Care and E-Rate Consultant Fees

On May 10, Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and USAC CEO Chris Henderson requesting information…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Health
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