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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

capitol dome dcUS Senate Broadband Data Mapping Bill

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act. The legislation would improve the accuracy of the FCC’s broadband availability maps by strengthening the process by which broadband data is collected.

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Topics: FTC, Broadband Data Mapping Bill, Privacy Shield Compliance, high-speed broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Oversight Hearing

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the committee will convene a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. As part of the Committee’s oversight responsibilities, this hearing will examine policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission and review its ongoing activities and proceedings.  All five FCC Commissioners are expected to testify.

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Topics: broadband, FTC, high-cost support, ISPs, internet service providers, U.S. Senate Oversight of the FCC, Colorado Net Neutrality

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC-2-3FTC Charges Telemarketer for Making Illegal and Unsolicited Calls

The FTC issued a press release advising that it has charged a telemarketing operation and its owners with making millions of illegal, unsolicited calls about educational programs to consumers who submitted their contact information to websites promising help with job searches, public benefits, and other unrelated programs. 

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Topics: FTC, cybersecurity, Privacy Bill of Rights Act, Illegal and Unsolicited 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 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC-2-1FTC Task Force to Monitor Technology Markets

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition announced the creation of a task force dedicated to monitoring competition in U.S. technology markets, investigating any potential anticompetitive conduct in those markets, and taking enforcement actions when warranted.  Read More
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Topics: FTC, rate-of-return ILECs, FCC A-CAM Support, Texas Chapter 26 Rules

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 - Monday, October 29, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For November Open Meeting, FTC Announces More Privacy and Data Security Hearings, White House Memo on Spectrum Strategy Released

 

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Topics: FTC, Spectrum, FCC Open Meeting for November, FTC Privacy and Data Security Hearings, White House Memo

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 26, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FirstNet Announces More than 3,600 Public Safety Agencies Subscribed, FTC Announces PrivacyCon 2019 to Address Privacy and Data Security, and FTC EU-US Privacy Shield Settlement

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Topics: FTC, Public Safety, firstnet subscribers, PrivacyCon, EU-US Privacy Shield

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: FCC Names New NANPA and PA, FCC’s Pai on Broadband Investment, FTC Cybersecurity Campaign 

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Topics: NANPA, FTC, FCC's Pai on Broadband Investment, Alaska Rural Health Care, Somos, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Cybersecurity Campaign, North American Numbering Plan Administrator, Pooling Administrator

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