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Tool for m-health apps regulation from the US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission has created a web-based tool for developers of health-related mobile apps to help developers understand what federal laws and regulations might apply to their apps.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

FCC sets ISP privacy rules

The FCC in the US has proposed a set of privacy rules for internet service providers that would significantly curb the ability of companies such as Comcast and Verizon to share data about their customers’ online activities with advertisers without permission from users, reports the New York Times.

  • Monday, 21 March 2016

Chile says no to ‘4.5G’

Chile’s undersecretary of telecommunications, Pedro Huichalaf, has announced that operators will not be permitted to use the term ‘4.5G’ to describe the evolutions of LTE technology currently being rolled out, describing the early use of the term as “an excess of commercial enthusiasm”.

  • Monday, 21 March 2016

Costa Rica takes more time on competition

Costa Rican telecoms regulator, Sutel, has delayed its decision on the competitiveness of the nation’s telecoms markets until November 2016, reports TeleGeography.

  • Monday, 25 January 2016

FCC unveils consumer broadband labels

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced new broadband labels that aim to provide consumers of mobile and fixed broadband internet services with easy to understand information about price and performance.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

FCC urged to protect broadband privacy

More than 50 US consumer and privacy organisations including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have signed a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler calling for “strong rules” to protect the privacy of broadband users by reining in ISPs’ and telcos’ ability to harvest user data without explicit consent, reports TechCrunch.

  • Monday, 25 January 2016

Data privacy ombudsman proposed for Safe Harbour

The US has proposed creating an ombudsman to deal with EU citizens’ complaints about US surveillance as part of talks to clinch a new EU-US data transfer pact, Reuters reports from various sources.

  • Monday, 25 January 2016

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