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Privacy, Promotions, and the Telecommunications Industry

Telecommunications companies of all types are subject to a host of additional regulations from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as state Public Utility Commissions, Public Services Commissions, and Public Utility Boards.

The telecommunications law attorneys at Olshan represent telecommunications provider companies who may be subject to regulatory investigation or civil litigation in cases involving their marketing of telecommunications services and the maintenance of private information.

FTC/FCC Investigations and State Litigation

Telephone companies face FCC regulatory scrutiny and can find themselves subject to state attorneys general prosecution for marketing practices and data privacy practices that anger privacy watchdogs. Marketers for carriers may face scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Allow the knowledgeable marketing lawyers at Olshan to provide legal review and investigative defense in connection with:

  • telecommunications marketing programs, including defense of “slamming” and “cramming” allegations and related FCC, federal and state investigations; and
  • data privacy rules passed by Congress and the FCC that restrict how the phone company can gather and use customer proprietary network information (CPNI), which can be used to market enhancements to services that clients have already purchased.

Facing an investigation or lawsuit for “slamming” or “cramming” alleged violations? Contact Olshan to speak to an attorney who can represent your interests throughout investigation or litigation.

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