Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market - Challenges and Opportunities
The Deal's 2nd half M&A scene: Interview with Spencer Klein, Morrison Foerster
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed a record $100M forfeiture fine against a global telecommunications company for alleged deceptive data plan promotions. The FCC’s fine comes on the heels of revisions to...more
In an earlier blog post, we reported on the Federal Communications Commission’s December 30, 2014, decision to expand the role of Telecommunications Certifications Bodies (“TCBs”), requiring them to process all applications...more
The Federal Communications Commission has opened a proceeding to review the proposed merger announced in May between Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc., and the associated acquisition of Bright House...more
Last week, the FCC released its second major order in the Lifeline reform proceeding: Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Order on Reconsideration, Second Report and Order, and Memorandum Opinion and Order...more
In this Presentation:
- Chocolate, Cookies, Coffee and Biscuits
- Privacy, Legislation, Underworld behaviour
- Even manufacturers have secrets to protect!
- Invention, 1%’ers and...more
Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Ted Hansgen is not shy about which is his favorite 24-hour news network channel.
"I spend a lot of time watching Fox News," he said.
So when Ted was propositioned to switch TV providers...more
Facing “industry stakeholders [that] were unable to agree on any concrete cenario” in which affirmative consent should be obtained from individuals before employing facial recognition technologies, nine consumer advocacy...more
It has been a long time coming, but this week the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) received a make-over, including new data breach notification provisions, with the enactment of the...more
On Monday, June 22, 2015, the FCC released a Report and Order establishing a process to authorize interconnected VoIP providers to obtain direct access to telephone numbers. Once the process takes effect (after approval by...more
Despite faster Internet connections, better software, increased availability of devices with built-in video, and an increasingly tech-savvy public, the broad acceptance of telemedicine—the use of telecommunication and...more
Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve Commissioner Tom Wheeler's proposal to "close loopholes and strengthen consumer protection" relating to telemarketing and text...more
USAC has created a new position, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, and has selected Kate Hays to serve as the first person in that role. Prior to joining USAC, Ms. Hays served as COO and Senior Digital Strategist at...more
Amendments to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are frequently proposed but just as frequently die on the order paper. Bill S-4, which proposed the most significant amendments to...more
Last week, the FCC adopted a Second Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Memorandum Opinion and Order to comprehensively restructure and modernize the Lifeline program. ...more
In this Presentation:
- Internet of Things - definition
- But what is it all about?
- But not just that...
- The IoT market in figures...
- Beecham Research - view of the World
- The Connected...more
On June 12, 2015, the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) passed an Act to Improve the Security of Information Technology Systems ("IT-Security Act"). The new legislation requires operators of so-called critical...more
Even after the PayPal settlement, the definition of “abusive” remains as subjective and fact specific as ever.
On May 19, PayPal agreed to a $25 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or...more
On Friday, AT&T submitted a Petition for Rulemaking to the FCC, requesting that the Commission update its rules requiring support for text telephone (TTY) technology. The petition asks the FCC to launch a proceeding to...more
On June 12, 2015, the Open Internet Order's (Order) three bright line rules and the new “general conduct” standard will become effective. The reclassification of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a...more
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Barack Obama signed the USA FREEDOM Act into law. Among other reforms, the USA FREEDOM Act adopts a series of modifications to federal foreign intelligence gathering statutes and procedures to...more
On June 11, 2015, the D.C. Circuit rejected U.S. Telecom’s request for stay which would have put the Open Internet rules on hold until the court issued a decision on their legality. However, the court agreed to expedite its...more
When Will Things Change -
The existing PRC Advertising Law (Existing Law) entered into force on February 1, 1995 and has not been amended since then. With the advance of the internet and the fact that the average person...more
On Friday, June 12 – barring a judicial stay – many of the FCC’s “Open Internet” rules will become effective. A significant consequence of the reclassification of retail broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a...more
On 4 February 2015, the European Commission (Commission) fined cash broker ICAP plc (ICAP) €14.9 million for its involvement in the Japanese Yen (JPY) LIBOR cartel. Unlike the other participants in the alleged cartel, ICAP...more
This country was founded upon communities in New England helping themselves instead of relying on others to fix their problems, said Blair Levin, Gig.U executive director, speaking to us on municipal broadband projects. So...more
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