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FCC Order Re: Cargo Airline Association

This order published March 27, 2014, responds to a request by Cargo Airline Association clarifying the rules that package delivery companies must follow when using text messages to inform wireless consumers about packages. Read Now (PDF 125K... Read More

FCC Declaratory Ruling Re: GroupMe Petition

This FCC ruling published March 27, 2014, responds to a request made by GroupMe, Inc./Skype Communications S.A.R.L, and clarifies the rules surrounding the use of text messages by text-based social networks to confirm consumers’ interest in participation. Read Now (PDF 122K)... Read More

FCC Declaratory Ruling on TCPA for Debt Collection

This FCC ruling laid the foundation for organizations to use auto-dialers to call wireless numbers for debt collection purposes if the number was provided by the consumer. Published January 4, 2008, it addresses a petition from trade group ACA International.Read Now (PDF 1.6M)... Read More

TCPA Guide

This guide from the Federal Communications Commission is intended to help small entities comply with TCPA and includes compliance and record keeping requirements.Read Now... Read More

FOIA v. Privacy Act: A Comparison Chart

Chart created by Todd Walls Sr, CIPP/G, CIPM, privacy offcer, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Click here to read the accompanying article. The Statutes FOIA Privacy Act FOIA: Codified at 5 U.S.C. 552 Privacy Act: Codified at 5 U.S.C. 552a FOIA: Passed in 1966, became effective July 4, 1967 Privacy Act: Passed in 1974, became effective September 25, 1975 FOIA: Passed after protracted legislative efforts, including a decade of hearings Privacy Act: Passed in hast... Read More

U.S. State Education Privacy Legislation 2015

Below is a table of 2015 U.S. state legislation relating to the collection, retention and use of student data. The table is up-to-date as of February 5, 2015. State Bill No. Bill Title Introduced On Status  Alaska  SB 3  Access to Student Data  1/21/2015  Introduced Summary: Would appoint a CPO to develop and implement privacy policies security policies with the state board and to develop data privacy training and TA for schools and districts. Would require the sta... Read More