CommLaw Monitor

News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s communications practice group

Ad Law Access Podcast – What to Expect in Consumer Financial Protection and FinTech in 202‪1‬

Often when people think about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) they say to themselves, “well, I’m not a bank so that doesn't really apply to me.” But consumer financial protection laws are actually much…

The FTC Reargues its 13(b) Case, While Congress Appears Set to Enhance the SEC’s Ability to Seek Disgorgement, Suggesting A Legislative Push on 13(b) Next Session

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission re-stated its position to the Supreme Court, arguing that there is no "clear legislative command" to restrict the traditional powers of equity. In other words, courts of…

Section 230 Executive Order Strikes Back at Twitter, But Legal Impact Likely to be Limited

In a move spurred by Twitter’s decision to fact-check a pair of President Trump’s tweets, the president recently signed a multi-pronged “ Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship ” with the claimed intention of…

COVID-19: What Communications Service Providers Need to Know – May 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly unfolds, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has been active to keep communications services available through various waivers, extensions, and other regulatory relief. Kelley…

FCC/FTC Stake out Aggressive Robocall Position, Tell Gateway VoIP Providers to Block COVID-19 Robocalls – or Be Blocked Themselves

The FTC and FCC have taken a number of actions to stem unlawful robocalls generally and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to stem harmful and deceptive calls that seek to exploit the COVID-19 crisis. Even amid the…