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In a ruling issued last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) overturned precedent from 2016, ruling that federal, state, and local government contractors are subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and therefore cannot make TCPA-prohibited robocalls on behalf of the government. [read post]
20 Dec 2020, 8:30 pm by Jim Sedor
Cast Votes in Favor of $450K Award Entangled in His Business” by Sarah Macaraeg for Memphis Commercial Appeal Legislative Issues Oregon: “Staffers for Oregon Lawmakers Have Filed to Form a Union” by Dirk VanderHart for OPB The post Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup appeared first on State and Federal Communications. [read post]
20 Dec 2020, 2:54 pm by Jonathan H. Adler
" Adler and Walker illustrate this temporal problem well by referring to the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission to use the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate the internet and the efforts of the Environmental Protection Administration to use the Clean Air Act of 1972 to mitigate climate change. [read post]
18 Dec 2020, 12:42 pm by Lonnie Roach
  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) should update its guidelines on employee selection tools to respond to changes in technology. [read post]
18 Dec 2020, 9:43 am by Jon Brodkin
The law was originally scheduled to take effect on June 20, but Congress gave the Federal Communications Commission leeway to delay enforcement by six months if the FCC "finds that good cause exists for such an additional extension. [read post]
18 Dec 2020, 7:45 am by FHH Law
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Enforcement Bureau released three Notices of Illegal Pirate Radio Broadcasting to multiple New York City-based property managers for housing an unlicensed radio broadcasting operation. [read post]
So far, only the intelligence community has not been reported to have been breached. [read post]
18 Dec 2020, 5:01 am by Robert Morgus
Either [the U.S. intelligence community] didn’t know about it—a failure in the ‘defend forward’ philosophy—or they did know about it, in which case they also failed to defend forward. [read post]
17 Dec 2020, 8:30 pm by Jim Sedor
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relaxed requirements on oil, gas, and mining companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments, completing a rule created by Congress. [read post]
COPPA. 2020 saw its fair share of movement in children’s privacy issues, including (1) an update to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) FAQs (integrating new guidance on age gates, connected toys, the Internet of Things, audio recordings and new methods of verifiable parental consent approved by the FTC), (2) the intersection between the COPPA and the CCPA, (3) bills that sought to increase the protection of children’s privacy, such as the… [read post]
17 Dec 2020, 12:42 pm by Mario Dalessandro
The post Court Upholds FPPC Regulations Involving Use of Public Money in Campaigns appeared first on State and Federal Communications. [read post]
17 Dec 2020, 9:22 am by Ernesto Falcon
For example, Frontier Communications received a large amount of federal subsidy but wasn’t forced to begin long term upgrades to cost-efficient fiber, resulting in the telecom carrier’s bankruptcy. [read post]
17 Dec 2020, 5:01 am by Alex Engler
In addition to his tweets, he signed an executive order on “Preventing Online Censorship” and instructed the Federal Communications Commission to clarify federal protections for social media companies. [read post]
16 Dec 2020, 1:54 pm by Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In this respect, the Commission acted quickly in terms of its responsiveness to the employer community that had publicly challenged the EEOC to detail this guidance in the fast-changing COVID-19 world this past month. [read post]
16 Dec 2020, 6:10 am by Stewart Baker
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in an Ajit Pai farewell, has been hammering Chinese telecoms companies. [read post]
In 2011, the State of Hawaii’s Land Use Commission reverted 1,060 acres on the Big Island of Hawaii from a conditional urban land use classification to the prior agricultural use classification. [read post]
16 Dec 2020, 12:50 am by Chijioke Okorie
In May, a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and telecommunications network, Airtel (formerly Zain) to pay N703,000,000 ($1,843,934 approximately) in damages. [read post]
15 Dec 2020, 1:40 pm by Adam C. Ragan
” Fed-up consumers made their displeasure clear to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and State commissions, prompting a range of legislative responses including the TCPA. [read post]
15 Dec 2020, 1:25 pm by Michael Beckett, Esq.
The post JCOPE Extends Filing Deadlines to January 29, 2021 appeared first on State and Federal Communications. [read post]