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The FCC’s Open Internet Order and the EU’s Network Neutrality Regulation: A Comparison and Key Takeaways for Players in the Telecommunications Sector

The Internet has transformed the ways that we access, consume, and use information. For years, debates have raged in both the United States and Europe over so-called “network neutrality”—the extent to which the government should require entities that provide Internet access services to treat the content that they transmit equally. In the past several months, … Continue Reading

FCC Actions Clarify That Mobile Data Security Rules Apply to Data on Devices

Telecommunications carriers must take precautions to protect call and location data stored on customers’ devices, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).1 As discussed in a prior WSGR Eye on Privacy article,2 the FCC reacted to the carriers’ use of Carrier IQ to collect customers’ call information, despite its data security vulnerabilities. The FCC sought … Continue Reading
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