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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, October 7, 2019

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ag_barr_and_uk_home_secretary_priti_patel_-68_2U.S. and UK Strike Law Enforcement Data Access Agreement 

In a press release, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the United States and the United Kingdom entered into the world’s first ever Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) Agreement that will allow American and British law enforcement agencies, with appropriate authorization, to demand electronic data regarding serious crime, including terrorism, child sexual abuse, and cybercrime, directly from tech companies based in the other country, without legal barriers. 

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Topics: Robocall, DOJ, Law Enforcement Data Access Agreement, Pennsylvania Telemarketing Law, United Kingdom, cybercrime, CLOUD Act

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 4, 2019

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FCC meeting room-1FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Meeting 

The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its October 25, 2019 meeting.  The following items are on the tentative agenda:

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Topics: rural broadband, FCC October Open Meeting, Revitalizing the 800 MHz Band, Tariff Rules Modernization, 911 fee parity

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 3, 2019

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PA PUC bulidingPennsylvania PUC Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

 

In a press release, the Pennsylvania PUC recognized National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that consumers have the resources to stay secure online while increasing national resilience against cyberthreats.

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Topics: FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, PA Cybersecurity Awareness, Podcast

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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FTC bldgFTC Agenda for Workshop on COPPA Rule 


The FTC has released the agenda for a workshop it is holding on October 7, 2019.  The workshop will examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule in light of evolving business practices and new technology in the online marketplace.  

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FTC Workshop, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, COPPA Rule, Children's Online Protection Act

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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court columnsCourt of Appeals Upholds Majority of FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order 

In its decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the majority of the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom order with two exceptions.  First, the Court concluded that the FCC’s preemption barring states from imposing more stringent rules or requirements should be vacated.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Corporate Responsibility Online

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 30, 2019

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KY PSCKentucky TRS Surcharge Proceeding 

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has opened a proceeding to review the TRS fund and to determine whether the TRS surcharge should be adjusted.  Any comments must be filed no later than October 25, 2019.

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Topics: Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, DBS Rules, Consumer Protection Legislation, TRS Surcharges

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Mississippi PSC bldgMississippi PSC Charges Telemarketers for Violations of Do Not Call Law

In a news release the Mississippi PSC announced that it has charged multiple telemarketers with violations of the Mississippi No-Call law.  The PSC’s investigation found that 8 companies made 775 illegal calls to Mississippians.  Should these entities be found to have violated the No-Call law, they are subject to a $5,000 per call fine; totaling $3,875,000.

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Topics: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mississippi No-Call Violations, A Tool for Improving Privacy, FCC Deactivate DIRS for Hurricane Dorian

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, August 29, 2019

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FCC logoFCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting for Tropical Storm (now Hurricane) Dorian

The FCC announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in  response to tropical storm Dorian.  DIRS is a voluntary, web-based system that communications providers, including wireless, wireline, broadcast, cable and Voice over Internet Protocol providers, can use to report communications infrastructure status and situational awareness information during times of crisis.

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Topics: DIRS, FCC Disaster Information Reporting System, AOS, Alternative Operator Service, HCSM

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California PUC Announces New President

The California PUC announced its new President, Marybel Batjer.  President Batjer replaces former CPUC President, Michael Picker, who retired from the CPUC after serving as President since 2014. Read More
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Topics: NTIA, 911 Outages, California PUC News Release, CenturyLink Outage, 2019 Spectrum Policy Symposium

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 2, 2019

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FCC front viewFCC Establishes New Digital Opportunity Data Collection

At its Open Meeting yesterday, the FCC voted to initiate a new process for collecting fixed broadband data to better pinpoint where broadband service is lacking.  The FCC concluded that there is a compelling and immediate need to develop more granular broadband deployment data to meet this goal, and accordingly, created the new Digital Opportunity Data Collection. This new data collection that will collect geospatial broadband coverage maps from fixed broadband Internet service providers of areas where they make fixed service available. 

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Topics: robocalls, Text Messaging, Digital Opportunity Data Collection, Access 911 from MLTS, 833 Toll Free Auction

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