DEVELOPMENTS & COMMENTARY

FCC Adopts ATSC 3.0

At its November agenda meeting, the FCC voted 3-2 to adopt a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that allows TV broadcasters to use the next generation broadcast television transmission standard (“ATSC 3.0”) on a voluntary basis. Because ATSC 3.0 is not backward compatible with existing consumer or MVPD ...

FCC Targets “Robocalls” By Enabling Voice Providers to Block Inherently Suspect Phone Numbers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules aimed at reducing the incidence of “robocalls” by allowing voice service providers to block, before they reach consumers, calls that originate from phone numbers that strongly suggest the call is illicit. Such autodialed, usually prerecorded calls, the FCC says, often involve scams ...

ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practices

There has been confusion as to whether the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision (“ACA”) affects a covered entity’s notice of privacy practices (“NPP”) or data breach notifications. OCR has issued guidance indicating that ACA does indeed impact NPPs. Moreover, breach notifications also likely are affected. Accordingly, if they have not ...

Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put simply, it is unclear how to prepare for the GDPR in relation to some issues. For other issues, however, ...

Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from 5PM to 7PM. The Privacy + Security Forum breaks ...

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ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

Interactive Advertising Bureau Releases Technical Standard to Facilitate Disclosure and Consent in Digital Advertising IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in meeting requirements relating to user consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”   Working Party 29 Releases Joint Annual Review of ...

FCC Reverses Course, Shifts ISP Customer Privacy Back to FTC

The wheel that is U.S. policy on “net neutrality” has taken another turn with the release of the FCC’s draft Internet Freedom Order, which, when effective, will reverse the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order (the “Title II Order”). As a reminder, the Title II Order moved broadband internet access service, ...

Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA) impose obligations on employer-sponsored group health plans. Given recent high-profile HIPAA enforcement actions, employers should understand their compliance obligations. This checklist is intended to assist plan sponsors with HIPAA compliance for their plans. HIPAA covers ...

Time To Update Your Privacy Statement For GDPR

Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put simply, it is unclear how to prepare for the GDPR in relation to some issues. For other issues, however, ...

You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 You are invited to join us as we host former congressmen Norm Dicks (D-WA) and George Nethercutt (R-WA); Bruce Evans, Majority Staff Director, Senate Committee on Appropriations; and Alex Keenan, Minority Staff Director, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education for an exclusive look into the changing face of Washington, D.C. Learn ...
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