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CPW’s Shea Leitch and Kyle Dull to Speak at ACC South Florida’s 12th Annual CLE Conference

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FCC Reportedly Issues Letters of Inquiry Seeking Further Information on Wireless Providers Data Privacy Practices | Consumer Privacy World

As previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission last month released responses from the 15 major wireless carriers concerning their data retention and privacy practices, particularly with respect to location information.

In doing so, the FCC Chairwoman announced that she had asked the agency’s “Enforcement Bureau to launch a new investigation into mobile carriers’ compliance with FCC rules that require carriers to fully disclose to customers how they are using and sharing geolocation data.”

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Speaker Pelosi Expresses Concerns With Federal Privacy Bill’s Preemption Provision | Consumer Privacy World

The Cookie Crumbles – Lessons

In recent years text messaging has emerged as one of the most used methods of communications among American consumers, and those entities who seek to reach out to contact them. According to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC), in 2020, 2.2 trillion Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages were exchanged in America alone. These figures do not include messages using applications such as WhatsApp and We Chat.

This dynamic growth has also raised concern about those who would use the technology to scam and trick consumers. Last October, then Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, out of a concern about such potential abuses, circulated to her fellow Commissioners “a proposed rulemaking that would require mobile wireless providers to block illegal text messaging, building on the agency’s ongoing work to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls”. That proposal remains pending at the FCC.

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Section 222 of the Communications Act and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) implementing regulations impose on “every telecommunications carrier…a [general] duty to protect the confidentiality of proprietary information of, and relating to, other telecommunication carriers, equipment manufacturers, and customers.”

This duty includes customer proprietary network information “relating to the ‘quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, location,

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FTC Emphasizes Commitment to Protection of Highly Sensitive Data

Federal and State Actions to Protect Robocall Invasion of Consumer

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) has continued to flex its regulatory muscles when it comes to invasion of consumer privacy via illegal telemarketing calls. The Bureau has issued eight new cease and desist letters to voice service providers in connection apparent transmission of calls many of which included “prerecorded advertising messages marketing

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OOPS! And Other Takeaways from the First Draft of CPRA Regulations

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FCC Announces Nine More State Robocall Investigation Partnerships

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