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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

f0c6f02d5d3b8f6b340468aa12b9eb1eNew Hampshire Enacts Bill Calling for Study on 5G Technology

A recently enacted bill calls for the creation of a Commission to study the environmental and health effects of 5G technology.  The Commission’s study will include earlier generation technologies as well.  The purpose of the study is to examine the advantages and risks associated with 5G technology, with a focus on its environmental impact and potential health effects, particularly on children, fetuses, the elderly, and those with existing health compromises.

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Topics: robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, 5G Technology, New Hampshire Study on 5G Technology, National DNC Registry, telemarketing calls

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagUS Congress Data Privacy Act

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance (DATA) Privacy Act.  The Act strengthens data privacy protections for American consumers while also ensuring corporations are focusing on implementing new data security standards and essential privacy protections.  It also increases research into technologies that protect Americans’ privacy and shields small businesses from unnecessary regulation. Read More
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Topics: FTC, National Consumer Protection Week, Federal Trade Commission, data security standards, DATA Act

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FTC-2FTC CAN-SPAM Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that it has completed its first review of the CAN-SPAM Rule, which establishes requirements for commercial e-mail messages and gives recipients the right to opt out of receiving them.  The FTC voted to keep the Rule with no changes.  The Rule requires that a commercial e-mail contain accurate header and subject lines, identify itself as an advertisement, include a valid physical address, and offer recipients a way to opt out of future messages. 

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Topics: FTC, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, CAN-SPAM Rule, DOJ, Free Internet

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 25, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Energy and Commerce Committee logoCongress Questions FCC About Small Cell Appeals

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today requesting information about what communications may have taken place between FCC and FCC licensees relating to legal challenges of the FCC’s small cell order (Order).

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Topics: FCC, FTC, FCC Chairman Pai, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, 28GHz Band Auction, Federal Communications Commission, FCC's Small Cell Order, Wireless Carrier Location Sharing Practices

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC to Reclassify Internet Access as Information Service, FCC Commissioners React to Reclassification of Internet Access, House Energy and Commerce Committee reaction to Internet Access Reclassification, DOJ Challenges AT&T/DirecTV’s Acquisition of Time Warner 

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Topics: ATT-DIRECTV, BIAS, FCC Commissioner O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner Clyburn, FCC Commissioner Carr, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, DOJ civil antitrust lawsuit, FCC Broadband Internet Access Service, Reclassification of Internet Access, FTC to protect consumers' online privacy, overturn the market disrupting net neutrality, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Federal Trade Commission

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