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IoT Device Companies: Add COPPA to Your “To Do” Lists

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated its guidance on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA and the FTC’s related COPPA Rules establish guidelines to protect children under the age of 13...more

Proposed BROWSER Act Would Require ISPs and Edge Service Providers to Give Users Opt-in and Opt-out Rights for the Use and...

by WilmerHale on

On May 18, 2017, Martha Blackburn (R-TN), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced H.R. 2520, the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equality and...more

Internet Privacy – ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

It’s hard to imagine a world in which the U.S. Postal Service is permitted to peer inside our personal mail, or gather and track the address and other data we place on our mail, and then use and sell what it learns about us....more

Filling the Void in Internet Privacy: Time to Turn to the Courts (Again)

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Now that the U.S. government has overturned the FCC’s privacy regulations, are courts more likely to step in to protect the Internet privacy rights of individuals?...more

U.S. Government’s Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here?

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The U.S. government’s action this week overturning the FCC’s recently passed privacy regulations and stripping the FCC’s authority to implement similar privacy regulations in the future, whether one agrees or disagrees with...more

The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Providers

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The Federal Communications Commission is venturing into new areas of privacy regulation. By a narrow vote, the FCC has approved new rules that govern how internet service providers ("ISPs") use consumers' information. ...more

The Clock Has Started: What ISPs Need to Do and When to Comply with the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules

On December 2, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) published its Report and Order entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (the “Order”) as a final rule...more

Investigatory Powers Act Becomes UK Law

by Morgan Lewis on

The new law gives UK intelligence and law enforcement bodies sweeping surveillance powers. The IPA was introduced in response to recommendations that David Anderson QC made, in his capacity as the Independent Reviewer of...more

FCC Adopts New Privacy Rules

by Carlton Fields on

On November 2, the FCC released its Report and Order adopting new privacy rules for telecommunications carriers after a 3-2 vote. After the reclassification of broadband internet access service as a telecommunications...more

FCC Issues New Privacy Rules for Internet Service Providers: Safeguarding Consumers or Lulling Them Into A False Sense of Privacy?

Last Thursday, in a vote split along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) approved a new regulatory regime staking its claim to privacy regulation of both fixed and mobile Internet service providers...more

New Privacy Rules for Internet Service Providers

by Reed Smith on

On October 27, 2016, the FCC adopted a new set of privacy and data security regulations applicable to “broadband service providers and other telecommunications carriers.”...more

FCC Orders Far-Reaching New Privacy and Data Security Rules

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has handed down sweeping new privacy and security rules for Internet service providers (ISPs). On Thursday, October 27, 2016, a sharply divided commission voted to...more

FCC Releases Proposal for New Privacy Rules Governing ISPs

In an October 6, 2016, blog post and accompanying fact sheet, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal for new privacy rules governing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to be considered by the full Commission during its...more

FCC Chairman Moves to Regulate Broadband Consumer Privacy

by Morgan Lewis on

On October 6, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler released a factsheet outlining proposed rules aimed at protecting broadband consumers’ privacy. The proposed rules would apply to internet service...more

Decision Holds That Search Warrant Cannot Compel Data Stored Overseas

by Morgan Lewis on

The landmark ruling is the first by a federal court of appeals to address the extraterritoriality of the Stored Communications Act. Microsoft and other US-based internet service providers won a major victory on July 14...more

FCC Proposes Formal Privacy Regulations for Broadband ISPs

by White & Case LLP on

On March 31, 2016, a 3-2 majority of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to establish a set of regulations governing the data collection, use, and sharing...more

Alert: The FCC Proposes New Internet Privacy and Data Security Rules

by Cooley LLP on

At its March 31, 2016 open meeting, the FCC adopted a notice seeking comment on privacy rules for Internet service providers (ISPs). The rules would govern how ISPs can collect and use information about their customers'...more

FCC Proposes Rules on Data Privacy and ISPs' Role in Collecting Customer Data

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The FCC has circulated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on privacy rules for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). If approved, it would affect the use of consumer data by ISPs and telecommunication companies. The FCC...more

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 4 November 2015 the Home Secretary published a Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (the “Bill”), emphasising its importance in combating the increasingly sophisticated communication technologies used by criminals to intercept,...more

Strange Bedfellows: Technology Issues in Real Estate Transactions, Part 2

This blog is the second part of a two-part series on key contracting issues with technology service providers, and the focus is specifically geared toward companies doing business in the real estate industry. As noted in Part...more

Data Security 101 for Business – Guidance from the Federal Trade Commission

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Recently the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a guide, Start with Security: A Guide for Business, which pulls from lessons learned from the 50+ data security enforcement actions that the FTC has announced. To be clear,...more

Privacy and Transparency in the Context of Government Data Requests

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently released its fifth annual report evaluating the practices of several online service providers with regard to government access to user data. The report rates the major online...more

New Guidelines on Online Profiling

by DLA Piper on

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “DPA”) just issued new Guidelines on online profiling aimed at further clarifying the privacy-related obligations for internet service...more

More Online Trouble for Service Providers?

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Google is facing increased scrutiny of its data collection and use practices, which may be a warning to all Internet and online service providers. Last week, Judge Koh in San Jose held Google accountable for an alleged...more

China Takes Further Steps to Strengthen the Protection of Personal Information

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Recent provisions issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology underscore the country’s increased emphasis on the protection of telecommunications and internet users’ personal information....more

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