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FCC Reinstates CPNI Privacy Regulations (and Compliance Filing Obligations) for Telecom and VoIP Service Providers

In a recent order, the FCC has reinstated its customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”) rules governing the privacy obligations of voice service providers under Section 222. This action follows the Congressional...more

FCC Releases Draft of “Internet Freedom” Item in Advance of May Open Meeting

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 27, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released the draft text of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would launch a new FCC proceeding (WC Docket No. 17-108) to roll back the...more

New FCC Stays ISP Data Security Rules from Wheeler Era

On Wednesday, the Chairman Pai-led FCC adopted an Order granting a stay of the data security rules that were adopted as part of the Commission’s 2016 Privacy Order spearheaded by former FCC Chairman Wheeler. The stay will...more

Open Internet: Dead or Alive?

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

John Pietila presented this webinar on the subject of Net Neutrality (Open Internet) to the Iowa Communications Alliance in February 2017. Please see full Presentation below for more information....more

FCC’s Final Privacy Rule – How Final Is It?

by BakerHostetler on

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order on Oct. 27, 2016, which started to go into effect this month, regarding privacy and data security obligations for broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers...more

Broadband Privacy Rules Published, FCC Stakes Out Role as Privacy Cop

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On December 2, 2016, the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Report and Order (“Order”) was published in the Federal Register, triggering the 30-day deadline for petitions for reconsideration, and the effective dates for certain new...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

What to Expect From the Trump FCC

by Perkins Coie on

In the days since the recent election, many tech, media and telecom industry observers remain unsure of what to expect from the Federal Communications Commission under the Trump administration. Fortunately, there are some...more

BIAS Rules: New FCC Regulations on Broadband Customer Privacy

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted sweeping new privacy rules applicable to all telecommunications providers including broadband internet access service (“BIAS”) and...more

FCC’s Broadband Privacy Order: Dead on Arrival?

by Perkins Coie on

The Federal Communications Commission recently released an order containing new privacy protections for customers of broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers, which was adopted by a 3-2 vote along partisan lines. In...more

FCC's Order on Broadband Privacy Will Be Felt by Energy Companies

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Modern energy companies should pay close attention to the Federal Communications Commission's recent order adopting rules protecting the privacy of customer proprietary information. Although not particularly focused on energy...more

Hotly Anticipated Broadband Privacy Order Released by FCC

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Nov. 2, 2016, the FCC released its long-awaited broadband privacy Order and rules by a 3-2 vote. The Order comes nearly 18 months after the Commission moved to reclassify broadband internet access service (“BIAS”) as a...more

Client Advisory: The FCC’s Broadband Privacy Order

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the text of its long-awaited Broadband Privacy Order, which it adopted on October 27, 2016. The practical impact and reach of the rules...more

FCC Releases Broadband Privacy Order with Major Implications for All Telecommunications Carriers

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) in a party-line (3-2) vote adopted a Report and Order (the Broadband Privacy Order or Order) that imposes a comprehensive set of privacy and data...more

Alert: FCC Releases Sweeping Privacy Order

by Cooley LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission has released a 177-page order detailing new privacy and data security rules. It is important to note that these new rules not only apply to providers of broadband internet access service...more

What You Need to Know about the New Broadband Privacy Regulations

As we previewed last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new privacy rules that govern Internet service providers’ (ISPs) handling of broadband customer information. Though the Wireline Competition...more

Top Takeaways from DWT’s April 26 Open Internet Webinar

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

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...more

Internet Service Providers Face New Regulatory Environment in the FCC’s Privacy and Security Proposal

by BakerHostetler on

On March 31, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) of privacy and security regulations for Internet service providers (ISPs). The NPRM, In The Matter of Protecting the...more

The FCC’s Privacy NPRM: A Closer Look at the Commission’s Legal Authority and Some of Its Proposals

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As we have previously advised, the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to “protect the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services” (the “NPRM”) proposes sweeping changes to the ways that Internet Service...more

Analysis of the FCC’s Proposed Broadband Privacy Regulations

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

As we highlighted in a post last month, the FCC has proposed sweeping new privacy rules on broadband providers. Since our last post, the FCC has released its proposal in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. ...more

FCC Proposes Sweeping Broadband Privacy Rules

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Broadband Internet access service providers would face a new, top-to-bottom consumer privacy regime. Twelve months after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed common-carrier telecommunications rules on...more

Alert: The FCC's Internet Privacy Proposal Raises Key Issues for Online Advertising

by Cooley LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission plans to protect consumer privacy on the Internet by regulating Internet service providers. But the proposals, if adopted, could disrupt the Internet advertising industry. In a 147-page...more

FCC Proposes Sweeping Privacy and Data Security Rules with Significant Potential Impact on the Broadband Ecosystem

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 31, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted along party lines (3-2) to launch a notice of proposed rulemaking (Notice or NPRM) to establish privacy rules for Broadband Internet Access...more

What Net Neutrality Wrought: The FCC’s Proposed Broadband Privacy Rules

by Perkins Coie on

As previously promised in last year’s Open Internet Order, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed privacy requirements for...more

FCC Votes 3-2 to Initiate Sweeping Broadband Privacy Rulemaking Proceeding

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 31, 2016 at its Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted along party lines (3-2) to launch a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish privacy rules for broadband Internet...more

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