FCC's Cellphone Ruling Will Have Broad Impact

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT) -- On June 27, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling in an effort to expand protection of cellphone data from privacy and security risks. While the ruling applies directly to telecommunications carriers that provide cellphone service, the ruling also impacts cellphone manufacturers and software developers. All businesses that use cellphones in their operations will be impacted by the ruling as it affects the cybersecurity of their business data.

Background

All cellphones store extensive data regarding the activities of the user on the cellphone, including...
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