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New Do-Not-Call Public Safety Registry Creates Additional Obligations for Auto-Dial Operators

This post was also written by Amy S. Mushahwar. In its Open Meeting today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) placed new obligations on entities that use auto-dialers. “Robocalls” to public safety phone lines, absent an emergency purpose or prior express consent, have long been prohibited under the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). However, Congress has continued … Continue Reading

FERC Issues Order to Investigate Possible Violations of its Cyber Security Protocols for the Electric Grid

This post was also written by Amy Mushahwar. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on July 20, 2012 to investigate whether any Authorized Certification Authorities (ACAs) had violated the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Standards, which outline various security requirements and specifications for the electric grid.1  The Order requires all … Continue Reading
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