As 2015 begins, the FCC has reportedly chosen Title II with forbearance as the basis for targeted Net Neutrality rules. Other headline issues are the incentive auction, re-assessing whether the Communications Act empowers the FCC to pre-empt state laws limiting municipal broadband networks, and redefining broadband as 25 MBPS downstream/3 MBPS downstream.
Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon. Consistent with this commercial interest and its Congressional mandate, the FAA is developing proposed regulations for commercial drone operations by the September 2015 statutory due date, which likely will not be met.
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Executive Branch and Congress Respond to Cybersecurity Executive Order
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address on February 12, the White House released its much-anticipated cybersecurity executive order, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The EO was an opportunity for the Administration to address widely acknowledged cyber threats to domestic critical infrastructure and to clarify Executive Branch authority to respond fully to cyber-attacks by…
CFIUS – THE GOVERNMENT’S “NAVY SEALS” OF TRANSACTION REVIEW?
Don’t let the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) be your 3:00 AM phone call after your sale of telecom or information technology assets to foreign investors has closed.
CFIUS “is an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person ……