President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order creating a new multiagency process for Executive Branch review of telecommunications-related applications and licenses involving foreign participation in the telecommunications sector. The newly established Executive Branch committee ostensibly replaces the review currently conducted by an informal, multiagency group known as “Team Telecom.” But the Committee’s mandate includes several novel features that expand the reach and scope of national security review beyond what Team Telecom could accomplish.
On October 2, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019 to address the rise in deceptive robocalls and protect California consumers from fraudulent calls. The law requires telecommunications service providers to implement Secure Telephony Identity Revisited (STIR) and Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN) protocols by January 1, 2021. These protocols are designed to attest to the authenticity of caller identification data and provide service providers with information to help ensure that calls are not spoofed.
A Hogan Lovells study comparing of regulatory requirements in the European Union, United States, and China shows the complexity and uncertainty of the regulatory framework relevant to Internet of Things (IoT) in Europe. The number of telecoms regulatory constraints affecting IoT in the EU is almost twice as high as in the United States and
The U.S. Government is renewing its focus on mitigating technological risks by regulating the supply chain for various goods and services. To achieve these goals, Congress and agencies have introduced, and in some cases enacted, legislation and regulations that direct agencies to identify, assess, and mitigate supply chain risks generally as well as prohibit agencies
With both houses of Congress coming under Republican leadership, it appears increasingly likely that reform of at least some of the laws governing the telecommunications sector could take place in 2015. Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently offered a preview of their telecom agenda with the release of a Compilation
Last week the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that its latest broadband focused healthcare project—the CONNECT2HEALTHFCC Task Force—was preparing to hold its first meetings to seek “broad and meaningful input” from stakeholders. What remains to be seen is how this latest approach to solving the problem of improving consumer access to medical care through technology
Leading experts in telecommunications law and policy gathered recently at the Hogan Lovells Winnik International Telecommunications and Internet Forum in Washington, D.C., with privacy and data security issues coming up frequently in all of the discussions. In the final panel of the Forum, Hogan Lovells partner Winston Maxwell convened a panel of corporate practitioners that
Several members of the Hogan Lovells Technology, Media and Telecoms Practice attended the International CTIA Wireless 2012 conference this week. The annual conference is one of the leading wireless industry events, attracting carriers, vendors, policymakers, and other innovators and professionals from all over the world to discuss the latest developments and future of the global