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Legal Limbo - Doing IoT Business in the Gray >

February 10, 2017

IoT attorneys Ron Quirk and Alex Schneider are featured in a new podcast presented by IoT-Inc:  Legal Limbo - Doing IoT Business in the Gray.  This podcast is a lively discussion about the current state of Internet of Things (“IoT”) regulation, and where IoT laws are headed in the not-too-distant future.
Because IoT products didn’t exist when current product and service laws...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Quoted in IT Business Edge Cybersecurity Article >

February 7, 2017

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in today's IT Business Edge article, Internet of Things Security a Serious Problem But Help is on the Way.
“The FCC points to a reality that is difficult to deal with:  The sheer number of IoT endpoints and the need that they be as inexpensive as possible makes it unlikely that vendors will voluntarily go the extra security mile....Continue Reading »

FCC Rescinds Cybersecurity White Paper: Related Rulemaking Proceeding Still in Effect >

February 6, 2017

In an Order issued today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rescinded its "Cybersecurity Risk Reduction" whitepaper ("Whitepaper), issued on January 18, 2017.  The FCC did not, however, discontinue its cybersecurity rulemaking, which remains in effect.

As detailed in a previous article on 5G security issues, the FCC has commenced a proceeding in which IoT...Continue Reading »

MOBILE NOW Act Clears Committee: More 5G Spectrum & Infrastructure Streamlining On Tap >

February 1, 2017

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee recently approved the MOBILE NOW Act (S. 19 (the “Act”)), which will, among other things, release at least 255 MHz of federal and non-federal spectrum for commercial use, and streamline the application and permitting process for building broadband infrastructure on federal lands.   Co-sponsor, Senator John Thune (R-SD),...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Publishes Cybersecurity Article in IoT Journal >

January 30, 2017

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk, today published an article in IoT JournalFCC to IoT Device Vendors:  Implement Cybersecurity Now or We May Force You To.  The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has just announced that it should require "cyber accountability" of IoT equipment suppliers.  Cyber accountability - a combination of market-based incentives and regulatory...Continue Reading »

Comment Dates Set for Critical FCC Notice of Inquiry on 5G CyberSecurity >

January 25, 2017

On December 16, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“PSHSB”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”), seeking comment on critical issues concerning cybersecurity protections for fifth generation (“5G”) networks, services, and devices.   PSHSB is soliciting comments from all concerned stakeholders about the best methods to...Continue Reading »

FCC to IoT Device Vendors: Implement Cybersecurity Now or We May Force You To >

January 25, 2017

In its recently released Cybersecurity Risk Reduction White Paper, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) expressed serious concerns about the “burgeoning and insecure IoT market [that] exacerbates cybersecurity investment shortfalls [because] the private sector may not have sufficient incentives to invest in cybersecurity beyond their own corporate interests.”  Noting...Continue Reading »

Federal Government is Crafting IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy Policies that Could Add Significantly to Your Business Costs >

January 23, 2017

The U.S. government is moving quickly on developing cybersecurity and privacy polices for the Internet of Things (“IoT”) industry that will, among other things, directly affect how IoT equipment will be required to be manufactured and marketed in the U.S.  Noting that “start-ups building IoT technologies and interfaces for the first time may focus primarily on getting an product...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Publishes Article in RCR Wireless on New Advances for Wireless 5G Services >

January 16, 2017

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk, has published a new article, A Giant Leap for 5G, in RCR Wireless News.  This piece reports on the recent rapid progress toward commercial use of the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, due to: (a) public availability of the Wireless Innovation Forum’s (“WIN”) signaling protocol; and (b) a demonstration by Federated Wireless and Google parent company...Continue Reading »

The Commpliance Group Announces New Hires >

January 9, 2017

The Commpliance Group is pleased to announce its recent hiring of Scott Avery, Director - Tax Services and Business Development, and Katherine "Kitty" Whitt, Managing Consultant. 

Both Scott and Kitty are veterans of the outsourced Regulatory, Tax and Corporate Compliance services business, bringing a combined 30 years experience to our organization.  Scott and Kitty join our...Continue Reading »

State & Local Tax Compliance Services Now Available for Communications and SaaS Clients >

January 4, 2017

The Commpliance Group is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its Tax Compliance and Reporting Services to providers of Communications Services and Software-as-a-Service!

Since 2002, The Commpliance Group has been providing "Best of Breed" compliance services, focusing on Regulatory Compliance before the Federal Communications Commission and State Utility...Continue Reading »

FCC Seeks Comment on Streamlining Wireless Facilities Siting Issues >

January 3, 2017

In furtherance of its goal to expedite wireless broadband deployment, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is seeking comment on a Petition for Declaratory Ruling (“Petition”) filed by Mobilitie, LLC (“Mobilitie”), proposing that the FCC issue a ruling on streamlining wireless facilities siting policies.   This proceeding is of particular interest to wireless companies...Continue Reading »

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