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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 18, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolUS Senate New Privacy Bill Introduced  


U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced sweeping new privacy legislation, the Mind Your Own Business Act, which he says will create the strongest-ever protections for Americans’ private data and to hold accountable the corporate executives responsible for abusing consumers’ information.

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Topics: cybersecurity, DNC, Do Not Call Registry, data privacy, DNC Registry, FY 2019 Do Not Call Registry Data Book, Mind Your Own Business Act, Do Not Track system

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US Congressional Office BuildingsHouse Committee Questions Google on Precise Location Information Database

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), full-Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing their concern about reports of a massive database of precise location information on hundreds of millions of consumers, known inside Google as “Sensorvault,” and requesting a briefing and answers on how this information is used both inside and outside the company. 

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Topics: CRTC, robocalls, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, data privacy, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Sensorvault, Precise Location Information Database

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 11, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US Capital Dome and FlagSenators Renew Questions About Throttling

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have written to the FCC to demand an investigation into several mobile carriers’ throttling and inadequate disclosures to customers.  In responses the Senators’ earlier letters, the carriers denied that they selectively impair or degrade video streaming.   Read More
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Topics: Throttling, data privacy, NG911 Grant Funding

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 29, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  California Passes Data-Privacy Bill, FCC A-Cam Support Deadlines, Supreme Court Vacates Cell Phone Radiation Notification Ruling 

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Topics: A-CAM, Alternative Connect America Cost Model, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, data privacy, Supreme Court of the United States, Cell Phone Radiation Notification

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