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Exploring legal trends and issues in the technology, telecommunications and media industries.

Kelley Drye Full Spectrum Kelley Drye Communications Practice

    • Technology

Exploring legal trends and issues in the technology, telecommunications and media industries.

    IoT Security: NIST Spotlight

    IoT Security: NIST Spotlight

    From smart homes and self-driving vehicles to drones and healthcare monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities are a hot topic for both manufacturers and consumers. This episode spotlights one of the key areas for everyone involved – maintaining security of IoT devices. Partners John Heitmann and Steve Augustino discuss cybersecurity developments, like the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) baseline recommendations for securable devices. John and Steve describe how NIST has taken the lead in this area and what the current recommendations might mean for future regulation.

    • 15 min
    FCC Enforcement Update, Episode 14 (Part 2): FCC Enforcement “Dog Days” Are Over

    FCC Enforcement Update, Episode 14 (Part 2): FCC Enforcement “Dog Days” Are Over

    In this edition of Full Spectrum’s recurring series on FCC enforcement, Partner Steve Augustino and Senior Associate Brad Currier cover a flurry of interesting enforcement items released late this summer. These include the first pure “cramming” action of Rosemary Harold’s tenure as Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, a Consent Decree violation, and more actions for causing interference to licensed operations. Steve and Brad also discuss recent high-profile enforcement actions stemming from the alleged misuse of emergency alert tones by CBS, ABC, AMC Networks, and Discovery.

    CenturyLink Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-reaches-550000-cramming-settlement-centurylink-0

    Cumulus Fine: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-233000-fine-against-cumulus-media

    Interference Advisory: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-807A1.pdf

    Proposed CBS Fine: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-272000-fine-cbs-misuse-emergency-alert-tone

    ABC Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-reaches-settlement-abc-wea-tone-misuse

    AMC Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-enforcement-bureau-reaches-settlement-amc-eas-tone-misuse

    Discovery Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-reaches-settlement-discovery-wea-tone-misuse

    • 25 min
    FCC Enforcement Update, Episode 14 (Part 1): Commissioner-led Enforcement

    FCC Enforcement Update, Episode 14 (Part 1): Commissioner-led Enforcement

    In this edition of Full Spectrum’s recurring series on FCC enforcement, Partner Steve Augustino and Senior Associate Brad Currier highlight a recent trend of FCC Commissioner taking enforcement matters into their own hands by launching investigations. While Commissioners have long used their position to bring attention to potential enforcement issues, they have recently begun directly targeting entities with detailed inquiries. Recent examples include Commissioner O’Rielly regarding E-Rate overbuilding, Commissioner Carr regarding use of educational broadband services (EBS) spectrum, and Commissioner Rosenworcel regarding the sale of customer location information by the major nationwide carriers. Steve and Brad cover all of these investigations while discussing the significance and implications of this new approach.

    Rosenworcel Letters: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-357278A2.pdf

    O'Rielly Letter: https://www.fcc.gov/document/comm-orielly-letter-superintendent-clay-cochise-county-schools

    • 21 min
    FCC Enforcement Update, Episode 13: Bureau Insights

    FCC Enforcement Update, Episode 13: Bureau Insights

    In this edition of Full Spectrum’s recurring series on FCC enforcement, Partner Steve Augustino and Senior Associate Brad Currier provide their takeaways from a recent Federal Communications Bar Association event featuring FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Rosemary Harold and her deputies. The event provided insights on the Bureau’s key enforcement focus areas not available from the FCC’s public releases, including developments involving the Bureau's new Fraud Division, robocalling enforcement, and more “bread and butter” unauthorized operations issues. Steve and Brad also discuss some best practice tips provided by the Bureau Chief and her staff related to self-disclosures of violations and the use of tolling agreements in complex investigations. The event shows that there still is much to talk about on FCC enforcement, even in the dog days of summer.

    • 24 min
    Inside the TCPA, Episode 5: Call Blocking and Call Authentication

    Inside the TCPA, Episode 5: Call Blocking and Call Authentication

    “Inside the TCPA” offers a deeper focus on TCPA issues and petitions pending before the FCC. Each episode tackles a single TCPA topic or petition that is in the news or affecting cases around the country. In this episode, Partner Steve Augustino and Associate Chris Laughlin discuss the FCC’s efforts to reduce the volume of illegal robocalls. Steve and Chris refresh the audience on illegally spoofed calls and discuss the FCC’s efforts to urge carriers to implement call blocking and call authentication techniques, including the SHAKEN/STIR framework.

    • 30 min
    Tuning into Spectrum, Episode 2: Aiming Higher

    Tuning into Spectrum, Episode 2: Aiming Higher

    Our "Tuning into Spectrum" series takes a close look at hot topics and issues in radio spectrum. Thanks to technological advancements, a major development in recent years has been the growing prospects for innovative use of higher spectrum bands. In this episode, Associate Avonne Bell talks with Partners Chip Yorkgitis and Josh Guyan about the FCC’s heightened focus on millimeter wave spectrum. They discuss the connection to 5G, potential impacts on federal meteorological and passive services, the use of an incentive auction in a new setting, innovative proposals for spectrum access, and more. Look out for additional spectrum updates in the coming months in this continuously evolving environment.

    • 29 min

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