Posts Tagged ‘FCC’

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Regulatory Enforcement of Data Security Practices

The Federal Communications Commission is the latest agency that has begun sanctioning businesses for failing to protect sensitive customer data stored electronically, bringing the total number of agencies enforcing data security practices to three. In October, the FCC ordered two telecommunications carriers, TerraCom, Inc. and YourTell America, Inc., (the Companies) to pay ten million dollars […]

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D.C. Court Rules Against FCC on Net Neutrality

Last week the D.C. Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the much talked about net neutrality case between Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  I’ll cut to the chase—the Court struck down the FCC’s “Open Internet Order,” also known as “net neutrality.” Now for a little background, starting with some definitions (paraphrased from […]

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Briefs Available in the Case of Verizon v. FCC

In September, Verizon Wireless and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to present oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by Verizon challenging the FCC’s Open Internet Rules. I posted about this case in September, but I wanted to provide more information about the […]

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DC Court of Appeals: Oral Arguments Presented in Case Over 2010 Open Internet Order

This past Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and ISP giant Verizon concerning the propriety of the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet Order, otherwise known as its network neutrality rules. The rules require Internet service providers (ISPs) to give all consumers, irrespective […]


US FCC Urges Internet Companies To Safeguard Web: Reuters

On Feb. 22nd, 2012, Reuters reported on remarks made by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.  You can find those remarks here.  In his remarks, the Chairman said that ISPs have to focus on "three significant cyber threats – botnets, domain name fraud, and IP hijacking."  In doing so, ISPs (like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc.) should do […]

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Feb 23rd, 2012 privacy, regulation

U.S. Eyes Stronger Cyber Defenses For Small Businesses: Reuters

On October 24th, 2011, Jasmin Melvin reported for Reuters on how the FCC is attempting to help small businesses beef up defenses against cyber criminals.  Using a free online tool called Small Biz Cyber Planner, the FCC wants small business owners to create customized cybersecurity plans.  Consequently, small business owners are increasingly coming under cyberattack: […]

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House Rejects FCC’s ‘Open’ Internet Rules

Reuters reports, in an article by Kevin Drawbaugh, dated April 8, 2011, that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to "reject Internet 'neutrality' rules that were adopted last year to keep big Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic."   The vote, which largely followed party lines, had 240 votes for removal of the rules, […]

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography


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