December 15, 2018

Communications, Media, Internet and Privacy Law News

The legal industry and technology are intertwined. Technology presents many legal challenges to companies, lawyers, and legal professionals, due to cybersecurity demands, data breach concerns, and media regulations. The National Law Review features the latest news, litigation, stories, and coverage related to legislation in the industry, and the ever-evolving changes which arise because of how quickly technological changes are occurring today.

Regulations on Communications & Media: Including TCPA, GDPR and FCC

Media and communications news covered by the National Law Review includes FCC (Federal Communications Commission) enforcement actions, cybercrime and terrorism stories, TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) violations, email communications, social media platforms and how to properly navigate them in a professional setting, telecommunications laws, and compliance issues and concerns. Staffing changes at the FCC, litigation and regulation changes, including the state of net neutrality, are covered by the legal experts who write for the National Law Review.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Legislation like the Telephone Consumer Protection and international regulations such as the EU’s  GDPR,  companies must take the time to update their privacy standards, and must understand the complexities of this area of law, in order to avoid legal repercussions when engaging with customers in the US and around the world. The National Law Review has legal experts who analyze litigation related to the TCPA as it impacts healthcare, debt collection, and other areas.  Additionally, many facets of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation; including notes on applicability, GDPR company compliance and definitions of GDPR terminology are analyzed by the legal experts at NLR.

Legal Communication Concerns across Industries

Because the internet and technology changes on what seems to be a daily basis, it can be difficult for companies to properly navigate these changes, concepts, and ensure they are complying with legislation in these areas. Some of the concepts businesses must be aware of in terms of cybersecurity and media that the National Law Review covers include domain name registrations, gTLDs (generic top-level domain names), international legislation in data and cybersecurity, HIPAA legislation, and data protection and cybersecurity laws. Additionally, with telemedicine taking a forefront in the field of healthcare, ransomware and data theft occurring daily, and continual security breaches occurring in the US and around the world, like the WannaCry Ransomware incident, companies must take proper measures in safeguarding their networks and servers to protect their clients’ personal information.

We report on these issues, concerns, and news stories regularly. In addition to regulations and legislation in the US, visitors can also read about international provisions and safeguards, including EU Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield, Canadian Anti-Spam laws, and other international protections, to avoid major data and cybersecurity breaches.

Date Title Organization
14
Dec
FCC Votes to Create Reassigned Numbers Database K&L Gates
14
Dec
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Employers Have a Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care to Safeguard Sensitive Personal Information About Their Employees K&L Gates
14
Dec
FCC Adopts Order Creating a Centralized Reassigned Number Database, Which Could Address Some Robocall Concerns Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
14
Dec
New Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round of Guidance Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
13
Dec
Woah!: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the FCC’s Big New Reassigned Number Database (that Isn’t Really a Reassigned Number Database) Right Now Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
13
Dec
Now I Get It!: Using the FCC’s Order Keeping Text Messages as “Information Services” to Better Understand the Communications Act Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
13
Dec
Ring in the New Year With Fewer TCPA Risks Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
13
Dec
UK Regulator Issues Guidance About Encryption Under GDPR Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Dec
Another HIPAA Breach, Another 6-Figure HIPAA Settlement Murtha Cullina
13
Dec
OCR Issues Anticipated RFI on HIPAA Modifications Murtha Cullina
13
Dec
Eleventh Circuit Works Out Preclusion and Preemption Issues in Protein Powder Dispute Proskauer Rose LLP
12
Dec
CFPB Settles with Savings and Loan Association for Alleged Violations of the FCRA Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
12
Dec
Court Denies “Individualized Challenges” to Class Members’ Right to Recover Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
12
Dec
TCPA Safeharbor Star is Born: FCC Comissioner O’Rielly Explains His Thoughts on the FCC’s New Recycled Number Database, the TCPA and How the New Safeharbor Was Born Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
12
Dec
Oath (f/k/a AOL) Agrees to Pay Record Settlement over COPPA Violations Mintz
12
Dec
FCC Adopts Order Creating a Centralized Reassigned Number Database Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
12
Dec
HIPAA Penalties For Failure to Cut Off Access To Former Employee Mintz
12
Dec
US Breach Laws Are Coming: Iowa Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Dec
FCC Takes Big Robocall Action During Winter Open Meeting Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
12
Dec
Efficacy of Preliminary Injunction against Apple Called into Question? Mintz

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