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FCC Closes Loopholes and Expands Telephone Consumer Protection Act “TCPA” Consumer Protections in Declaratory Ruling and Order

Nov 13 2017
On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) Declaratory Ruling and Order (“TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order” or “Order”) offering clarification and new guidance on robocall restrictions. The Order further clarifies 21 distinct open issues on which petitioners had sought FCC guidance or action to interpret the TCPA statute and how it should apply to certain problematic gray areas. The Commission majority that voted in favor of the Order sought to “close loopholes and strengthen consumer protections already on the books” through this Order. This alert summarizes many of the key rulings in the Order.

Can They Really Do That?

Nov 07 2017
Effective October 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Index, and National File Tracking System of Records, implemented new or modified uses of information maintained on individuals as they pass through the immigration process.

GDPR Compliance Task Force

Oct 30 2017
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR can apply to US-based businesses even if they do not have offices or employees in the EU. It can also reach activities conducted outside the EU.

Timing is Everything

Oct 06 2017
In immigration news, the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 that it has resumed its premium processing program for all H-1B visa petitions.

Travel Ban, Take 3

Oct 03 2017
President Trump has issued another update to the travel ban first introduced on January 27, 2017 and reissued on March 6, 2017.