Privacy, Data Security, and E-Commerce

Florida Amends State Telemarketing Laws, Exceeds TCPA Restrictions

Florida has amended two of its telemarketing laws to expand liability for marketing calls and texts to consumer landlines and cell phones. Read More

Supreme Court Ruling Narrows TCPA ATDS Definition; But TCPA Remains A Litigation Risk

The Supreme Court has issued an important ruling regarding the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Read More

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Signed Into Law

Virginia is now the second state to enact a comprehensive privacy law to enhance the protection of consumers’ data and expand consumer privacy rights. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act was signed into law on March 2. Read More

New TCPA Compliance Requirements for Calls to Residential Numbers Exempt From Prior Express Consent

The FCC has updated the requirements for certain calls to residential numbers that are exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) prior express consent requirement. Read More

FY 2020 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 25, 2020

Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2020 (which cover the period October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, September 25, 2020. Read More

Supreme Court and FCC Issue Important TCPA Decisions

Two recent developments involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) highlight ongoing disputes over restrictions surrounding the use and definition of automatic telephone dialing systems (ATDS) for calls placed to mobile devices. Read More

White House Clarifies and Expands Executive Branch Review of Foreign Participation in FCC Regulated Telecom Services

The President has issued an Executive Order making changes to the process by which Executive Branch national security, law enforcement, trade and other agencies review FCC applications filed by telecommunications service providers. Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Prohibition On Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that prohibited states from authorizing sports betting. Read More

Court Decision Results in Favorable Changes to FCC TCPA Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has overturned parts of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order that expanded compliance requirements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Read More

Electronically Filed DMCA Registrations Due by December 31, 2017

The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) issued new rules last year requiring online service providers, including website and app operators, that previously filed a paper registration for a designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to refile using the USCO’s new electronic registration system. The registration designates who should receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement claims. The paper registrations will become invalid as of the end of this year. Service providers that do not electronically refile or meet t… Read More