In response to the increased frequency and severity of data breaches in the telecommunications industry, the Federal Communications Commission recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to strengthen and broaden its breach notification rules arising from the unauthorized disclosure of customer proprietary network information (CPNI).
With over 20 years of experience at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Belinda Nixon brings both a broad and deep background in technology and regulatory issues to counseling clients on wireless infrastructure and broadband deployments, media mergers, and enforcement actions.
FCC Requires Gateway Providers to Combat Foreign-Based Robocalls
The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted certain final rules, policies, and proposed rules to “stem the tide of foreign-originated illegal robocalls.” The FCC Order targets so-called “gateway providers,” which are U.S.-based intermediate providers that receive calls directly from a foreign provider or its U.S.-based facilities before transmitting the calls downstream. Among other things, the Order…
FCC Examines Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Following Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on vulnerabilities that threaten the security and integrity of the Border Gateway Protocol, which is central to the internet’s global routing system. The BGP’s design is widely deployed and lacks security features to ensure trust in the information being exchanged.
The FCC seeks comment on how…
FCC Revokes Chinese Telecom’s US Authorizations
The FCC has unanimously adopted an order to revoke China Unicom Americas’ section 214 authorizations. This action follows the FCC order in October 2021 to revoke China Telecom Americas’ authorizations. These license revocations demonstrate that the severe actions against Chinese telecoms with apparent affiliations with the Chinese government and military that began in the last…