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The Obama Administration’s consumer data privacy framework released last month will have an impact on companies’ data collection, use, and retention practices, and raises complex legal issues. As explained in a recent article by Keller and Heckman LLP, the notion of codes of conduct...
This is the second of three entries analyzing telecommunications services agreements. This first—Overview—highlighted the structure and basic components of telecommunications services agreements. This entry—Revenue Assurance—focuses on the carriers’...
This is the first of three entries analyzing telecommunications services agreements. This entry—Overview—highlights the structure and basic components of telecommunications services agreements. The second entry—Revenue Assurance—will focus on the carriers’...
This is BeyondTelecomLawBlog’s first annual Telecom Legal/Policy Projections for the New Year. While multiple policy and legislative initiatives were launched in 2010 and 2011, we expect the courts, the FCC and Congress to define the scope of these initiatives in 2012. Net Neutrality Order...
The news has not been good for wireless start-up LightSquared as recent reports suggest it is running out of cash as key Federal agencies and departments maintain the company has not demonstrated that its proposed Wireless service will not interfere with critical GPS applications. Background...
In late November, AT&T and T-Mobile withdrew their application for FCC’s consent to their proposed merger because of an anticipated adverse decision signaled by FCC Chairman Genachowski, opting to focus their efforts on the Department of Justice’s antitrust case. The...
Last week, AT&T bowed to reality as it and Deutsche Telekom withdrew their transfer of control application from the FCC, reportedly as FCC Chairman Genachowski announced his recommendation that the Commission adopt an order designating the application for hearing. Cecilia Kang reports on...
Do you know whether and how your websites use “cookies” or other technologies to collect information from users and/or target advertising? Do you know what information is being collected and how it is being used? The Federal Trade Commission has endorsed an online “Do...
If you want any dispute arising from a services contract to be quickly resolved, you probably need to include a mandatory arbitration clause in the contract. Why? Because the delays in resolving civil cases in court continue to grow. This situation further supports our standard...
AT&T and Verizon capture the lion’s share of enterprise Wireline services business in the United States. This year, Level 3 acquired Global Crossing and CenturyTel acquired Qwest (now “CenturyLink”). These two companies could drive the return of the competitive...