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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
8
Sep
Dutch Data Protection Authority approves Code of Conduct for Data Processors in the ICT Sector Greenberg Traurig, LLP
8
Sep
Business Email Compromise Scams: What You Should Know and What You Can Do To Be Prepared Faegre Drinker
8
Sep
TCPA Quick Hitter: Court Holds Receipt of 98 Unwanted Calls Not Sufficient to State Intrusion Upon Seclusion Claim As a Matter of Law Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Sep
Privacy Risks of Recreational DNA Testing: States Take Action Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
8
Sep
E-Concessions And Competition Law K&L Gates
8
Sep
EDPB Creates Taskforces on Complaints and Supplementary Measures for Data Transfers Following Schrems II Decision Hunton Andrews Kurth
7
Sep
Facebook’s Lawyers Just Filed a Characteristically Fantastic SCOTUS Brief–But the Real Story is the Government’s Position on ATDS Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Sep
GAME CHANGER: The Government Agrees the TCPA Only Covers Random-Fire Dialers– So What Are We Still Doing Here? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Sep
All Zeros and Ones – EAT Sums Up Burden of Proof for Disciplinary Decisions (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
6
Sep
FCC Reconfirms that Document Transmitted/Received as Digital Electronic File Is Not a TCPA-Covered Facsimile Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Sep
Court Dismisses Conclusory RICO Claim Against Professional Plaintiff Faegre Drinker
4
Sep
TCPA Quick Hitter: Court Transfer Case to District Where Calls Were Made From- Even Though Neither the Plaintiff nor the Defendant Resides There Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Sep
Lead Gen Must Read: Huge New Disclosure Case Looks At Requirements of Website Design to Capture Assent in TCPA Suit Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Sep
Requisite for Obtaining Agreement to Arbitrate TCPA Claims: "Affirmative Assent" Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Sep
ABCmouse Pays $10 Million to Settle FTC Enforcement Action Robinson & Cole LLP
4
Sep
FCC Provides Additional Information on Making $100 million Available for Connected Care Services Mintz
4
Sep
HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates Need an IT Asset Inventory List, OCR Recommends Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Sep
European Parliament Meeting on Future of EU-U.S. Data Flows Hunton Andrews Kurth
3
Sep
Australian Defence to Use Swarms of Tiny Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Highlighting a Global Trend Robinson & Cole LLP
3
Sep
FBI + CISA Issue Joint Alert on Vishing Attacks Robinson & Cole LLP

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