FCC Rejects FOIA Requests for Net Neutrality Comment Logs

On December 3, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) denied reporters’ Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests for web server log comments on net neutrality that the reporters believed contained fraudulent comments. The web server logs for the docket include almost … Continue reading

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Scammers Up the Ante With Caller ID Spoofing

Good grief.  You can’t even trust your phone’s caller ID feature nowadays.  Scam artists have learned to manipulate the caller ID function on your phones as part of a ploy to steal your personal information and/or your money. It’s called “Caller … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Electronic devices, FCC, Government Regulations, Privacy

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Government Websites With Cybersecurity Tips & Information

As part of the government’s recent clarion call to improve our individual and collective cybersecurity posture, several federal and state agencies have released a variety of guidelines, frameworks, best practices and tips.  Some are more helpful than others.  Much of it … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection, FCC, FTC, Government Regulations, SEC

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Why You Need a Privacy Policy – Part 2: Avoiding Three Common Fumbles

In Part 1, which can be found here, we covered some basic privacy policy concepts.  Here in Part 2, we address three problems associated with privacy policies in practice. 1.    You Don’t Have One, But You Really Should  There is … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, FCC, FTC, Government Regulations, HIPAA, Privacy, Privacy Policy

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Another Good Reason to Pay Heed to Cyber Security

For many companies, the prospect of a dreadful, costly and reputation-damaging cyber-attack and data breach is all the motivation they need to assess and improve their cyber security and data protection posture RIGHT NOW.  However, for those companies that need an extra push, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Hotel Industry Members Withdrawal FCC Wi-Fi Petition

This is an update to an article we posted on January 28, Can Hotels Legally Block Wi-Fi Hot Spots? The FCC Says No, and Fines a Hotel $600,000 For Doing It. On August 25, 2014, the American Hotel & Lodging … Continue reading

Posted in FCC, Government Regulations, Wi-Fi

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Can Hotels Legally Block Wi-Fi Hot Spots? The FCC Says No, and Fines a Hotel $600,000 For Doing It.

In a public notice issued this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned hotels, convention centers and other businesses that it is illegal to willfully block or interfere with their guests’ Wi-Fi hot spots (and thus effectively require the guests to … Continue reading

Posted in Electronic devices, FCC, Government Regulations, Wi-Fi

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