Caveat Vendor

Not Done Yet: The FCC Asks for Public Input on a Request to Exempt Package Delivery Notices from TCPA Consent Requirements
When it rains, it pours. Following yesterday’s post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released another Public Notice, this time seeking comment on a proposal from the Cargo Airline Association (CAA) to establish criteria to exempt package delivery notification calls and texts to wireless numbers from the TCPA’s prior express consent requirement.
Another Week, Another TCPA Petition: FCC Seeks Comment on Treatment of User-Initiated SMS under TCPA
The déjà vu that you may be experiencing is to be expected. As readers are aware from our previous posts, following the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) implementation of new rules under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), several companies formally sought clarification of the FCC’s policies. The FCC still appears to be sifting through the petitions that it has received, and on December 2 it released a new Public Notice seeking comment on a Petition for Expedited Declaratory Ruling from a video messaging service provider, Glide Talk, Ltd. 
The FTC Workshop on Privacy, Security, and the Internet of Things
With the burgeoning “Internet of Things” comes a new set of consumer privacy and security issues, which were discussed in-depth at a recent FTC workshop on November 19, 2013.
More Clarification Needed: FCC Seeks Public Input on Autodialer Definition under TCPA
On November 19, the FCC released a Public Notice soliciting public comment on a petition requesting that the agency clarify the scope of the term "automated telephone dialing system" (ATDS) under the FCC's implementing regulations.
Government Spying and Big Data – What are the Implications for Data Centers and their Customers?
Behnam Dayanim, co-chair of the firm’s global privacy and data security practice and blog managing editor, speaks about the recent revelations of government surveillance of Internet and related communications and the impact of that surveillance on the data center industry.
Recent Song-Beverly Act Cases Highlight Divide Between Online and Offline Commerce
Since the California Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated Song-Beverly Credit Card Act decision in February of this year, Apple v. Superior Court (Krescent), various courts in California have had the opportunity to apply Apple to Song-Beverly cases involving e-commerce issues.
Six Degrees of Separation: California Continues To Pull Away From the Pack With Six New Privacy Laws This Session
In our most recent Stay Current, we identify the key provisions of six new laws and potential penalties for non-compliance.
“Please Reconsider” – The Direct Marketing Industry Asks The FCC To Re-Think Its Position On TCPA Consents
On November 1st, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice seeking comment on two petitions requesting the agency to forbear from enforcing or clarify aspects of its TCPA regulations regarding prior express written consent, which went into effect on October 16.
Wheel of Fortune: New FCC Chair Wheeler To Take A Whirl at Privacy; How Will Industry Fare?
Now that Tom Wheeler has been sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the communications industry is waiting for further signs about the direction of Chairman Wheeler’s regulatory agenda.
Even More Radical Changes to EU Data Protection Regime May Be Delayed to 2015
The reforms to the EU data protection regime widely expected to be adopted in May 2014 before the European Parliamentary elections may now be delayed to 2015. EurActiv reports that the possible delay is due to efforts by the UK Government last week at a meeting of the European Council after it expressed concerns about the impact of the regulation on business.
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