Wendy Davis

Supreme Court Lets Pro-Facebook Decision Stand In Battle Over Data Scraping

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States

The Supreme Court on Oct 10 refused to review a ruling that Power Ventures, a defunct aggregation service, violated a federal hacking law by scraping Facebook's site.

Ad Industry Watchdog Refers Verizon To FCC And FTC Over Broadband Ads

Location:
Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), 4200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States

An ad industry watchdog says it will refer Verizon to the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission for refusing to participate in an investigation of ads touting broadband service.

FCC's O'Rielly Hopes To Block State Privacy Laws

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

Congress's decision to repeal the nationwide broadband privacy rules appears to have spurred lawmakers in at least a dozen states to introduce new measures that would protect residents' online privacy. Now, at least one Republican on the Federal Communications Commission wants the agency to enact regulations that would prohibit states from enacting their own privacy rules.

Appeals Court Sides With CNN In App Privacy Battle

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States
Recommendation:
3

A federal appellate court has sided with CNN in a dispute over whether its iTunes app violated a federal privacy law by allegedly sharing data about consumers with the analytics company Bango.

Court Urged To Restore FTC's Power To Prosecute AT&T

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

In 2016, three judges on a federal appellate court issued a stunning ruling that blocked the Federal Trade Commission from prosecuting AT&T for allegedly duping customers. The judges said in their opinion that the FTC couldn't proceed against AT&T because the agency lacks jurisdiction against common carriers.

House Communications Subcommittee Chair Blackburn Aims To Revoke Broadband Privacy Rules

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says she is readying a push to revoke the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules. Chairman Blackburn said she believes lawmakers can use the Congressional Review Act to rescind the new privacy rules.

Association of National Advertisers Expects Pai To Revisit Privacy

Location:
Association of National Advertisers (ANA), 708 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Recommendation:
3

It's "highly likely" that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will grant the ad industry's request to revisit tough broadband privacy rules, the Association of National Advertisers predicted.

Frontier Criticized For Broadband Ads

Location:
Frontier Communications, 3 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT, 06905, United States
Recommendation:
3

Frontier, which offers both DSL and fiber-optic service, advertised that consumers could stream video and "never worry" about their connections, according to the National Advertising Division (NAD), a self-regulatory unit administered by the Better Business Bureau.

Oracle Petitions FCC To Reconsider Broadband Privacy Rules

Location:
Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA, 94065, United States
Recommendation:
3

Software corporation Oracle is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider the sweeping broadband privacy rules passed earlier in 2016.

Sen Blumenthal, FCC And Others Support FTC In Battle Over AT&T Data Throttling

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Trade Commission is drawing support in its battle with AT&T from other policymakers, including Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as privacy experts and advocacy groups.

ISPs' Data About Consumers Is Worth 'A King's Ransom,' Privacy Guru Says

Location:
Benton Foundation, 727 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, 60202, United States
Recommendation:
2

Broadband providers have spent months complaining that proposed new privacy rules would unfairly subject them to more stringent privacy rules than Google, Facebook or other online companies. Today, privacy guru and law professor Paul Ohm -- an outspoken proponent of tough privacy rules -- answers that objection. Internet service providers, Ohm says, should have to follow tough standards because ISPs pose a greater threat to privacy than other companies.

People's Web-Browsing History Isn't 'Sensitive,' ISPs Argue

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Broadband providers AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile have officially asked the Federal Communications Commission to retreat from a privacy proposal that could limit online behavioral advertising.

Netflix, Dish And Others Oppose ISPs' Latest Challenge To Net Neutrality Rules

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Netflix and Dish Network are joining with consumer groups to urge a federal appellate court to reject broadband providers' latest attempt to challenge the net neutrality rules.

Chairman Wheeler Plans To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules This Year

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that he anticipates finalizing broadband privacy rules later in 2016. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Chairman Wheeler also hinted that the final regulations could differ from a proposal he put forward earlier this year.

Netflix Presses FCC To Condemn Data Caps

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

Netflix is calling for the government to crack down on broadband providers that impose data caps on their subscribers.

Watchdog Refers Sprint To FCC Over Ads

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

An ad industry watchdog has referred Sprint to the Federal Communications Commission over ads stating that mobile customers can save 50 percent on their monthly rates by switching to Sprint.

Comcast Defends 'Pay-For-Privacy' Pricing, Makes Case To FCC

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

Comcast is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reject proposed rules that would prohibit broadband providers from charging higher fees to subscribers who decline behaviorally targeted ads.

Charter Pushes FCC To Clear Merger With Time Warner

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

Advocacy groups recently warned that Charter's proposed $67 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could leave the new company in a position to stifle competition from online video companies. Charter is now countering that its planned buying spree "will yield significant benefits."

Alabama, Michigan And Other States Argue For Right To Curb Muni-Broadband

Location:
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, United States
Recommendation:
1

Officials from 11 states are siding with North Carolina and Tennessee in their battle with the Federal Communications Commission about limits on muni-broadband networks.

Judge Won't Let Aereo Stream In Real Time, But Allows Remote DVR

Location:
US District Court -- Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl St., New York, NY, 10007-1312, United States
Recommendation:
3

US District Court Judge Alison Nathan barred Aereo from streaming over-the-air TV shows in real time to subscribers' smartphones and tablets, but cleared the way for the company to resume offering its remote DVR service. The order marks the latest turn in a two-year battle over the online service.

Aereo Pushes To Resume Service In 6 Western States

Location:
United States District Court, District of Utah, 351 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101, United States
Recommendation:
2

Streaming video service Aereo is pushing forward with its argument that it should be allowed to resume operations on the grounds that it's now a “cable system” and entitled to transmit television programs as long as it pays licensing fees.

Broadcasters Press To Ban Aereo In Utah

Location:
UT, United States
Recommendation:
2

TV broadcasters that are suing Aereo in Utah are asking a judge to ban the service from operating immediately -- without waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the company's legality.

Hulu Loses Round In Privacy Case, Data Shared With comScore

Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Handing Hulu a defeat, a judge ruled that users don't need to show they sustained a financial loss in order to proceed with a privacy lawsuit against the company.

Study: Commerce Department App Privacy Proposal Confuses Consumers

Location:
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, United States
Recommendation:
2

A privacy proposal calling for mobile app developers to provide consumers with so-called “short-form notice,” which explains data collection practices in one or two words, seems to be gaining traction at the Commerce Department. But Carnegie Mellon University researchers say in a new paper, published this week, that the proposal in its current form could confuse consumers.

Political Consultants: Campaigns Stay Clear Of Privacy Pitfalls

Recommendation:
2

In the last presidential race, Obama for America 2012 campaign workers had an idea for an email initiative....

Network Advertising Initiative Proposes New Mobile Privacy Rules

Location:
Network Advertising Initiative, 1667 K Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States
Recommendation:
2

Moving forward with its plan to issue mobile privacy rules, the self-regulatory group Network Advertising Initiative this week provided members with a draft version of a code of conduct regarding information collected from apps.

FTC's Ohlhausen Questions Privacy Recommendations

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Trade Commission's 2012 privacy recommendations could unintentionally disadvantage smaller online ad companies, Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen suggested.

Watchdogs Ask Court To Reject 'Sponsored Stories' Settlement

Location:
Public Citizen, 1600 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009, United States
Recommendation:
2

Facebook's proposed $20 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit about “sponsored stories” would result in continued violations of laws protecting children's privacy, the advocacy group Public Citizen says in new court papers.

Direct Marketing Association Urges Senate To Reject Online Tax Bill

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
1

A proposed Internet tax bill will “hinder economic growth and job creation,” the Direct Marketing Association said in a letter to the Senate.

MPAA Backs Authors Guild Against Universities

Location:
Manhattan, NY, United States
Recommendation:
1

Hollywood is siding with the Authors Guild in its attempt to revive a copyright lawsuit against five universities that worked with Google to digitize books.