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Net neutrality sent to Fed Register–more lawsuits imminent

April 2, 2015 8:55 am

Internet service attorneys start your briefs. The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality order was sent to the Federal Register on Wednesday, according to an FCC official. The order, passed Feb. 26, could be published within days, setting off the inevitable court challenges. The [...]

FCC’s Mike O’Rielly warns ad biz it’s under assault

April 1, 2015 11:02 am

FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly gave the advertising business a wake up call Wednesday morning on a number of issues that are before the FCC which could adversely affect the advertising business. O’Rielly, reappointed to the FCC in January, didn’t hold back with his ongoing criticism of an [...]

The DC issues keeping advertisers up at night

March 30, 2015 2:04 pm

The issues advertisers keep an eye on in DC doesn’t change that much, but what is changing is the political, regulatory and tech environment. “The overlap of regulatory issues and agencies is becoming far more complex and not clear cut,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of [...]

Verizon ramps up net neutrality lobbying with Congress

March 30, 2015 11:38 am

Verizon  chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam ramped up his company’s push against the FCC’s net neutrality order by taking his case to Congress. In a letter sent Friday, McAdam called on leaders of the House and Senate commerce committees to undo the FCC’s net neutrality order and pass an open [...]

FCC vs. FTC – a new privacy turf war

March 30, 2015 10:25 am

The FCC is about to muscle in on the FTC’s privacy turf and the FTC is pushing back. Since the 1999 Geocities case, the Federal Trade Commission has been the nation’s defacto privacy cop, bringing  more than 150 privacy and data security cases.  But the net neutrality order could make [...]
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