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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

US court says no warrant needed for cellphone location data

Location:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1100 East Main St, Richmond, VA, 23219, United States
Recommendation:
4

Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a US appeals court ruled May 31, dealing a setback to privacy advocates.

NCTA Pans 'Asymmetric' Broadband Privacy Proposal

Location:
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-1413, United States
Recommendation:
3

"Consumers’ private personal information should receive consistent protection across the broadband ecosystem," the National Cable & Telecommunications Association told the Federal Communications Commission, which means the commission should have harmonized its broadband privacy proposal with the Federal Trade Commission's approach.

ACLU: FCC Needs Strong Broadband Privacy Rules

Location:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 125 Broad St, New York, NY, 10004, United States
Recommendation:
3

The American Civil Liberties Union is all for the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to apply new rules to broadband privacy.

Commissioner Pai Follow-Up Letter to USAC CEO Chris Henderson

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Thank you very much for your letters data May 2, May 18, and May 25 regarding the waste, fraud, and abuse that has riddled the Universal Service Fund's Lifeline program since wireless resellers began participating in this program in earnest in 2009.

Improving the FCC Circulation Process

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

I want to draw attention to and suggest process improvements for “circulation items,” which can either be voted electronically outside of a meeting or added to an Open Meeting.

Convening Industry Leaders to Advise on Digital Future

Location:
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 4830, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
2

The fact is that we are no longer moving toward the digital economy. We have arrived. That is why my team and I at the Department of Commerce were so enthusiastic about creating our new Digital Economy Board of Advisors. We want to hear from senior leaders in the field about what trends are coming and get advice on what the government can do to support and foster private sector innovation.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

US court says no warrant needed for cellphone location data

Location:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1100 East Main St, Richmond, VA, 23219, United States
Recommendation:
4

Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a US appeals court ruled May 31, dealing a setback to privacy advocates.

NCTA Pans 'Asymmetric' Broadband Privacy Proposal

Location:
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-1413, United States
Recommendation:
3

"Consumers’ private personal information should receive consistent protection across the broadband ecosystem," the National Cable & Telecommunications Association told the Federal Communications Commission, which means the commission should have harmonized its broadband privacy proposal with the Federal Trade Commission's approach.

ACLU: FCC Needs Strong Broadband Privacy Rules

Location:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 125 Broad St, New York, NY, 10004, United States
Recommendation:
3

The American Civil Liberties Union is all for the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to apply new rules to broadband privacy.

Commissioner Pai Follow-Up Letter to USAC CEO Chris Henderson

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Thank you very much for your letters data May 2, May 18, and May 25 regarding the waste, fraud, and abuse that has riddled the Universal Service Fund's Lifeline program since wireless resellers began participating in this program in earnest in 2009.

Improving the FCC Circulation Process

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

I want to draw attention to and suggest process improvements for “circulation items,” which can either be voted electronically outside of a meeting or added to an Open Meeting.

Convening Industry Leaders to Advise on Digital Future

Location:
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 4830, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
2

The fact is that we are no longer moving toward the digital economy. We have arrived. That is why my team and I at the Department of Commerce were so enthusiastic about creating our new Digital Economy Board of Advisors. We want to hear from senior leaders in the field about what trends are coming and get advice on what the government can do to support and foster private sector innovation.

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