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The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...more

FTC Releases “Best Practices” to Improve Mobile Device Security

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 28th, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a report that offers several recommendations on ways to improve the security of mobile devices. ...more

My Car Made Me Do It: Tales from a Telematics Trial

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Recently, my automobile insurance company gauged my interest in saving up to 20% on insurance premiums. The catch? For three months, I would be required to install a plug-in monitor that collected extensive metadata—average...more

Privacy Tip #128 – Basic Smartphone Settings to Thwart Hackers

When talking to colleagues and friends, it appears that folks do not understand how their smartphones work and the data that can be accessed through them. This prompted me to again give basic steps that can be used to protect...more

The Numbers Do Lie: How Thieves Can Steal Your Cell Phone Number And Wreak Havoc On Your Life

by Dickinson Wright on

If you have an online account, you are familiar with the username/password method of user authentication. If you have been paying attention to recent news stories, however, you also recognize that this method of...more

That’s a Really Great (Non-Abstract) Idea!

On January 25, 2018, in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the Federal Circuit found a software invention to be patent eligible, holding that the claims are not directed to an abstract idea under step...more

Google Tracking of Android Users Goes Beyond the Expected

By now most smartphone users are aware of location tracking used by both Apple and Android operating systems. Basic location tracking is a system which uses GPS data to know the phone user’s location. However, according to...more

Privacy Tip #119 – Getting the Newest Smartphone as a Gift? Take Care When Downloading Apps

‘Tis the season for gift giving. Smartphones and mobile devices are a hot item during the holidays. The first thing many people do when they get a new phone or device is to start downloading apps. Since there will be a lot of...more

FCC Adopts a Second Wave of Millimeter Wave Regulations to Support Next Generation Terrestrial Systems and Services

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In a document released the day before Thanksgiving, the FCC issued three orders and initiated yet another round of rulemaking in its Spectrum Frontiers proceeding aimed principally at making almost two gigahertz of additional...more

FCC Releases Text of Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Orders

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Commission has released the final text of the Wireline R&O and Wireline FNPRM as well as the final text of Replacement Utility Poles R&O. The final text of the Replacement Utility Poles R&O, which was released the day...more

FCC Approves Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice at November Open Meeting

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

At its November 2017 Open Commission Meeting today, the FCC voted to adopt a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its wireline broadband deployment docket (“Wireline R&O” and...more

Companies today need to routinely assess their wireless network connectivity options related to their products and overall...

by Hogan Lovells on

In this interview, Hogan Lovells partner Trey Hanbury talks about the need for wireless carriers to broaden their offerings to meet the demands of an increasing number of niche markets. At the same time,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Big news out of Uber this weekend, where the company and its board resolved outstanding issues with Travis Kalanick in order to finalize a deal in which a SoftBank-led consortium of investors will buy up about $1 billion of...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2017 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Security researchers this week have found a new vulnerability that affects Wi-Fi Protected Access II, also known as WPA2, which is the security protocol used by many wireless networks. The vulnerability, Key Reinstallation...more

“KRACK” WiFi Security Vulnerability Discovered

Security researchers this week have found a new vulnerability that affects Wi-Fi Protected Access II, also known as WPA2, which is the security protocol used by many wireless networks....more

Dialing 911 From Offices or Hotels - Potential New Regulations

The FCC is assessing whether additional federal regulations are needed to ensure that workers in office buildings or hotel guests have access to up-to-date 911 services when the business owner uses new IP communications...more

Security Vulnerabilities Identified In Wireless Syringe Infusion Pumps

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a warning that Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps contain a security vulnerability that can be exploited by hackers to alter the...more

FDA Recalls St. Jude Medical Pacemakers for Cybersecurity Patches

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of 465,000 St. Jude Medical pacemakers in order to push a mandatory firmware patch of vulnerabilities in six types of radio controlled cardiac pacemakers....more

August 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Commences Major Study of Spectrum Management Issues Involving “Mid-Band” Frequencies

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its August Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) unanimously initiated a major inquiry proceeding into what it labels “mid-band spectrum,” namely the frequencies between 3.7 GHz and 24...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Met on July 20 to Consider Bond Bills, Items from Special Appropriations Table - After...more

July FCC Meeting Recap: Wireless Microphones Order on Recon and Further Notice: A Mixed Bag for Manufacturers and Users

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On July 13, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) revisited the regulatory framework applicable to wireless microphones in several important ways. The Order on Reconsideration addressed...more

FCC Proposes Increased Service Obligations on Wireless Licensees Seeking Renewal

by Hogan Lovells on

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has released a draft Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance rules for a variety of wireless...more

UPDATE: Real Fight Begins Over SB 649 in California Assembly - Small Cell Bill Curtails Local Discretionary Review and Rates

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As drafted, Senate Bill 649 would give wireless providers a significant advantage over local government in negotiating the placement of small cells in the public right of way and on public property. Cities that have an...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Lawmakers returned to Raleigh Monday morning with the intention of beginning the budget reconciliation effort through the Conference Committee process. However, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily altered that...more

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Sometimes the local rules require some sort of community outreach before or during the application process – and sometimes it’s a good idea to reach out to the community whether it’s required or not. In this episode, DWT...more

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