Yaron Dori is co-chair of the Communications & Media Practice Group. He practices primarily in the area of telecommunications, privacy and consumer protection law, with an emphasis on strategic planning, policy development, commercial transactions, investigations and enforcement, and overall regulatory compliance. Mr. Dori advises clients on, among other things, federal and state wiretap and electronic storage provisions, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA); regulations affecting new technologies such as online behavioral advertising; and the application of federal and state telemarketing, commercial fax, and other consumer protection laws to voice, text and video transmissions sent to wireless devices and alternative distribution platforms. Mr. Dori also has experience advising companies on state medical marketing privacy provisions, and, more broadly, on state attorney general investigations into a range of consumer protection issues.
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) on its own motion released a Declaratory Ruling to confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes an “emergency” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”); as a consequence, hospitals, health care providers, state and local health officials, and other government officials may lawfully communicate through automated or prerecorded calls (which … Continue Reading
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to an individual in Brooklyn, New York, alleging that a device in the individual’s residence that is being used to mine Bitcoin is generating spurious radiofrequency emissions, causing interference to a portion of T-Mobile’s mobile telephone and broadband network. The letter states that on November 30, 2017, … Continue Reading
Earlier today, the FCC placed on public notice two petitions requesting that the agency clarify or forbear from enforcing certain aspects of its new TCPA regulations that went into effect on October 16, 2013. Those regulations, which we summarized here, created, among other things, a new “prior express written consent” requirement for the transmission of … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading
Last week, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) to StanaCard, LLC, a licensed provider of, among other things, prepaid international telecommunications services. StanaCard today markets its services under the brand name “Keku.” The NAL proposed to fine StanaCard $21,000 for (1) failing to notify the FCC of a pro forma change in … Continue Reading