Hot Privacy Issues for New FCC Chair Tom Wheeler
By SHERRESE M. SMITH & MATTHEW L. GIBSON
Now that Tom Wheeler has been sworn in as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the communications industry is waiting for further signs about the direction of Chairman Wheeler’s regulatory agenda. And, given recent events, industry observers agree that privacy and information security issues will be topics of significant discussion among the FCC, industry groups, and the public. In this Stay Current, we discuss the FCC’s most recent privacy ruling (pertaining to information generated and stored on mobile devices by carrier-installed software). In addition, we also look ahead at privacy issues that are likely to be sources of FCC enforcement activity or policymaking in 2014.