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Peter S. Vogel: Is The Internet ‘Not A Necessity Or Human Right’?
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Commissioner Michael O’Rielly (Federal Communication Commission – FCC) has been criticized for “commingling of the words “necessity” and “basic human right.”” Infoworld’s recent... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert – 900 MHz Broadband, Drones, Net Neutrality, FirstNet, NG911, And Data Security
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

900 MHz Reallocation | Almost a dozen parties filed comments last week in response to the FCC’s Public Notice seeking input on a supplement to the Petition for Rulemaking filed jointly by Pacific DataVision, Inc. (PDV) and the Enterprise Wireless... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cybersmear - Jury Verdict Of $13.78 Million For Anonymous Postings
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Freedom of speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution does not protect anonymous libel and slander posted on the Internet. ABC News reported that on April 20, 2012 a jury in Fort Worth, Texas gave a verdict in favor for... Read More

Pennsylvania's Pending Privacy Protection Act Would Prohibit Disclosure of Access To Social Media Accounts
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Philip Miles

The Social Media Privacy Protection Act (available here) is new legislation pending in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The proposed legislation is a response to the near-universal outrage over employers requesting Facebook and other social media passwords... Read More

Williams Mullen: Recent HHS Settlement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery Highlights HIPAA Risks Of Electronic PHI
Posted on 9 May 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Brian C. Vick On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service ("HHS") announced that it had entered a Resolution Agreement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery ("Phoenix") - a four-physician practice based in Arizona... Read More

Cloud Computing: 3 Recent 'Storage Locker' Decisions Address Infringement Liability, Safe Harbor
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by Jon Baumgarten

By Jon Baumgarten and Noah Gitterman, Proskauer Rose LLP The emergence of "cloud computing" products and services is drawing considerable attention in legal circles. In the copyright arena, it is taking the form of infringement issues pertaining... Read More

Internet Politics - Senate Filibuster Blocks Cybersecurity Bill
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel At time when cybersecurity is headline news around the world, partisan politics in the U.S. Senate got in the way of new a cybersecurity bill which was different than a bill passed in the U.S. House last April. The New York Times... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cloud Data Storage - How Safe?
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Daily news headlines regularly report lax, or no, security for cloud data. In the past few weeks two very high profile businesses reported cloud breaches - Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. It is no coincidence that my August column... Read More