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FTC Submits Comments on IoT Security

by Morgan Lewis on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted public comments to the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in connection with the NTIA’s draft guidance on improving the...more

FTC Submits Comment To Aid NTIA In Developing Internet of Things Guidance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its latest effort to address security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has submitted public comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's...more

What to Expect at the FCC’s June 2017 Open Meeting

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

This is Kelley Drye’s preview of the items under consideration at the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) upcoming monthly Open Meeting, to be held on June 22, 2017. Chairman Ajit Pai continues to schedule a large...more

FTC Submits Comments on IoT Device Security to NTIA Working Group

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Monday, the FTC submitted comments to the draft National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) guidance intended to improve Internet of Things (IoT) device security and increase consumer transparency....more

Commercial Drone Alliance Speaks Out Against Drone Privacy Legislation

The Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) voiced its opinion on the drone privacy legislation that was recently reintroduced by U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey and U.S. Representative Peter Welch. The Drone Aircraft Privacy and...more

The FTC’s Public Comment on the NTIA’s Draft Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Template Reflects Further Support for the NIST’s...

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

In August 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) addressed the effect of the Cybersecurity Framework (“NIST Framework”) issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on FTC enforcement actions under Section...more

NTIA Highlights Promise and Policy Challenges of IoT, Seeks Additional Comments

by Hogan Lovells on

On January 12, 2017, prior to the new administration taking power, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Department of Commerce (Department) released a Green Paper on “Fostering the...more

FCC Chairman Pai Launches “Digital Empowerment Agenda” and Creates New Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee—Nominations Due...

In one of his first acts as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai announced he was moving forward with his Digital Empowerment Agenda accompanied by the announcement this past Tuesday that the FCC is forming a new federal advisory...more

FTC Goes After IoT Device Manufacturer for Alleged Security Vulnerabilities in Routers, IP Cameras

by BakerHostetler on

On January 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had filed a complaint against Taiwanese D-Link Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, D-Link Systems Inc. (D-Link), alleging the company made deceptive claims about...more

The Evolving Internet of Things and Its Risks for Business Consumers

by Williams Mullen on

The recent distributed denial of service (“DDOS”) attack on domain name service provider Dyn is likely to result in greater scrutiny by regulators and lawmakers of the potential risks associated with the increasing use of the...more

Are You Allowed to Jailbreak Your Car? As of Today, the Answer is Yes.

by Buchalter on

Modern automobiles are operated by dozens of computers, known as Electronic Control Units or ECUs, which control almost all of the main functions in a vehicle, including engine control, fuel efficiency, and breaking. The...more

Department Of Commerce Agency Seeks Standards For IoT Security

by King & Spalding on

On August 2, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), an agency of the Department of Commerce, announced that it would form a multi-stakeholder group to increase transparency for the deployment...more

Comment Deadlines Set for FCC Rulemaking Seeking to Expedite the Team Telecom Application Review Process

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As Kelley Drye reported in an earlier post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving quickly on efforts to expedite review of certain FCC applications, including, but not limited to, Section 214 and submarine...more

Oklahoma, other states limit flights of unmanned aircraft

by GableGotwals on

Q: The governor recently signed legislation to regulate unmanned aircraft in some instances. What does the law do? A: The new act regulates flights of unmanned aircraft over certain facilities, such as refineries,...more

Facial Recognition Guidelines issued by NTIA and approved by IBIA

On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued its facial recognition best practices, which were developed by a multi-stakeholder group convened by...more

FCC Proposes Rules to Expedite Initial Stages of the Team Telecom Application Review Process

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) is looking to jump start the initial steps of the Executive Branch process of reviewing certain applications, including Section 214 and submarine cable-related...more

NTIA Multistakeholder Process Finalizes General Privacy Guidelines for Commercial Facial Recognition Use

We’ve previously blogged about the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) privacy multistakeholder process to address concerns associated with the emerging commercial use of facial recognition...more

Drones and Privacy Just Got More Complicated (Table Included)

by Williams Mullen on

As businesses seek to integrate into their workflows data collected from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, they are confronted with a very sensitive and complex issue: privacy. Currently, there...more

Balancing Innovation With Privacy Concerns: The FTC Provides Comment on the Internet of Things

by BakerHostetler on

On June 3, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to a Request for Comments issued by the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding the Internet of Things...more

NTIA Tells UAS Operators Not to Drone On

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as “Drones,” are soaring in popularity – the Federal Aviation Administration saw more than 300,000 drones registered in just the first 30 days since they introduced a...more

Voluntary best practices for drone privacy finally released

It’s here–last week, privacy groups and industry stakeholders that were participating in the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Multi-Stakeholder process released a set of best practices for...more

National Telecommunications & Information Administration Issues “Voluntary Best Practices” For Commercial And Private Use Of...

by King & Spalding on

On May 19, 2016, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (“NTIA”) issued a document outlining voluntary best practices for the non-commercial and commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), or...more

Privacy Best Practices for Commercial and Private Drone Use Adopted in NTIA Process

by Perkins Coie on

Consensus was reached in a proceeding of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce on a set of privacy best practices for the commercial and recreational use of...more

NTIA Suggests Steps to Expedite Executive Review of Applications for Section 214 and Submarine Cable Act Authority; FCC Seeks...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The “Team Telecom” review process of applications involving foreign ownership has long endured a reputation for excessive length and opacity. It appears change may be on the horizon but will the change be welcomed? On...more

Alert: Coming Soon: Federal Regulation of the Internet of Things

by Cooley LLP on

The hands-off approach Washington has taken on regulating the Internet of Things ("IoT") may be about to change: the Department of Commerce, through its National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA"), has...more

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