U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Issues

The Federal Communications Commission clarifies that auto-dialed calls and SMS messages regarding COVID-19 are exempted from Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) consent requirements.

  • Efforts to slow the spread of the disease depend on effective communications about measures to mitigate transmission of the illness, as well as other health and safety information.
  • Automated calls to wireless

Data minimization is coming to the United States.

The Federal Trade Commission cited failure to delete information which is no longer needed as a failure to implement reasonable protection.

In its complaint, the FTC alleges that InfoTrax and its former CEO Mark Rawlins failed to use reasonable, low-cost, and readily available security protections to safeguard

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule.

In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes

The freedom from automated calls at random hours of the evening may seem like the true American dream these days as more and more companies rely on these calls to reach out and communicate with customers. Unfortunately, now that the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to expand the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) to include stringent yet vague restrictions on telemarketing robocalls, it may not be a dream for everyone.
Continue Reading A Dream or A Nightmare? How the FCC’s Addition of Vague Robocall Rules to the TCPA May Increase Litigation and Issues for Businesses

On October 24, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) threw its hat into the data security regulation ring when it announced it intends to fine two telecommunications companies $10 million for allegedly failing to safeguard the personal information of their customers.

Both TerraCom, Inc. (TerraCom) and YourTel America, Inc. (YourTel) allegedly collected customers’ personal information, including

Last week’s vote by the FCC on net neutrality rules raises new concerns and resolves very little about keeping an open internet. Let’s start with the basic issue of whether the FCC has jurisdiction to regulate the internet. Most commentators agree that the FCC has overreached its grant of authority and that legal challenges are all but