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The Regulatory Mix - Friday May 8, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: Senate Commerce Committee Introduces Data Privacy Bill; Announces Hearing on Current State of Broadband and Will Examine FCC Initiatives, United States Partners with Czech Republic on Secure 5G Development

Senate Commerce Committee Introduces Data Privacy Bill; Announces Hearing on Current State of Broadband and Will Examine FCC Initiatives

US Senate meeting chamber

First the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee announced the introduction of a new data privacy bill, titled the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act. The legislation would provide all Americans with more transparency, choice, and control over the collection and use of their personal health, device, geolocation, and proximity data. The bill would also hold businesses accountable to consumers if they use personal data to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: FCC, US Senate, privacy, 5G Networks, data privacy, high-speed broadband, 5G Technology, Senate Commerce Committee, COVID-19, czech republic

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 28, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Begins Collecting Data on Huawei and ZTE Equipment and Services,  FCC and FTC Commissioners Announce Hearing on 5G, Privacy, and AI, USDA Announces Texas Broadband Grant 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins Collecting Data on Huawei and ZTE Equipment and Services 

The FCC issued a Public Notice announcing the process by which Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) must report the extent to which their networks contain or use potentially prohibited equipment or services provided by Huawei Technologies Company (Huawei), ZTE Corporation (ZTE), or their subsidiaries, parents, or affiliates, and the costs associated with removing such equipment and replacing it with equivalent equipment.

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Topics: privacy, USDA Rural Broadband Grants, ITSP, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Huawei and ZTE Equipment and Services , Texas Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FTC bldgFTC Imposes Record $5 Billion Fine Against Facebook

In a press release, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Facebook, Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for the decisions it makes about its users’ privacy, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company violated a 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information.

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Topics: privacy, 2012 FTC Order, FTC Chairman Joe Simons, personal information harvesting, FCC Urban Rate Surveys

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 7, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, telecom regulation, Washington, privacy, data protection

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: NG911, FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Connect America Fund, California, privacy

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