Earlier today, two entities — the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”) and a Coalition of Mobile Engagement Providers (“Coalition”) — filed petitions at the FCC asking the agency to stay and forbear from enforcing, or clarify, certain aspects of the “prior express written consent” requirement that went into effect yesterday for prerecorded calls to residential numbers and autodialed
Yaron Dori has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, privacy, and consumer protection law, advising telecom, technology, life sciences, media and other types of companies on their most pressing business challenges. He is a former chair of the Communications and Media practice group and currently serves as a member of the firm’s eight-person Management Committee.
Yaron’s practice focuses on strategic planning, policy development, transactions, investigations and enforcement, and regulatory compliance.
He represents clients before federal regulatory agencies—including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—and the U.S. Congress in connection with a range of policy issues under the Communications Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and similar statutes. He also represents clients on state regulatory and enforcement matters, including those that pertain to telecommunications and data privacy regulation. His unique experience in telecommunications, privacy, and consumer protection enables him to advise clients on key business issues in which these areas intersect.
With respect to telecommunications matters, Yaron advises clients on a broad range of business, policy and consumer-facing issues, including:
- Broadband deployment and regulation;
- IP-enabled applications, services and content;
- Equipment and device authorization procedures;
- The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA);
- Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) requirements;
- The Cable Privacy Act
- Net Neutrality; and
- Local competition, universal service, and intercarrier compensation.
Yaron also has extensive experience in structuring transactions and securing regulatory approvals at both the federal and state levels for mergers, asset acquisitions and similar transactions involving large and small FCC and state licensees.
With respect to privacy and consumer protection matters, Yaron advises clients on a range of business, strategic, policy and compliance issues, including those that pertain to:
- The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA);
- The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA);
- Location-based services that use WiFi, beacons or similar technologies;
- Online Behavioral Advertising;
- Online advertising practices, including native advertising and endorsements and testimonials; and
- The application of federal and state telemarketing, commercial fax, and other consumer protection laws, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), to voice, text, and video transmissions.
Yaron also has experience advising companies on FCC (Enforcement Bureau), FTC and state attorney general investigations into various consumer protection and communications matters, including those pertaining to social media influencers, digital disclosures, product discontinuance, and advertising claims.
Last week, I spoke on a panel at the IAPP Privacy Academy about upcoming changes to FCC regulations governing the “prior express consent” requirement for, among other things, autodialed promotional text message and prerecorded call programs under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). These changes will take effect next week, on October 16, 2013. Some…
The FTC today announced that it will host a one-day public forum on June 4, 2012, to address threats to mobile devices. The forum will involve a discussion of malware, viruses, and similar threats facing users of smartphones and other mobile technologies. The purpose of the forum will be to inform the FTC about the…
California Attorney General Kamala Harris yesterday announced the creation of a Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in her office that will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy through civil prosecution of federal and state privacy laws. The Unit will be staffed by six prosecutors who will focus on privacy enforcement. Joanne McNabb, formerly of…