As we begin the new year, businesses that handle consumer data should be ready for increased scrutiny of their privacy and data security practices by emboldened regulators, notably the Federal Communications Commission. The problem facing many businesses is that successful privacy compliance requires attention to a complex web of rapidly evolving laws, regulations and policies at all levels of government, both domestic and international. In particular, FCC regulated businesses must ensure compliance with Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) rules. And this past year, the FCC expanded its reach into the regulation of a broader array of privacy and data protection practices of entities subject to its jurisdiction, culminating with a proposed $25 million fine against AT&T for a data privacy breach.
To assist your company in this complex area of law, attorneys at The CommLaw Group will hold a webinar on January 21, 2016 focused on CPNI compliance for communications businesses. Our goal is to provide your business with information necessary to make the right decisions when developing compliance programs.
Attorneys Linda McReynolds and Joanna Wallace will address the specific privacy and CPNI rules that apply to telecommunications companies of all types, including Interconnected VoIP providers. They will address how the rules apply, detail the responsibilities of businesses under the rules, and explain how businesses can ensure compliance before the March 1, 2016 CPNI certification deadline.
The Webinar will also cover recent changes adopted by the FCC that extend certain CPNI protection obligations to broadband Internet access service providers, as well as details on recent CPNI enforcement actions and settlements.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.