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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The transition of power to President-elect Donald Trump isn’t expected to impact the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. But how the Trump administration will handle other privacy issues is still unknown, according to Womble Carlyle attorney Doug Bonner.
Bonner discussed the impact of the Presidential election on privacy and telecom issues with Communications Daily. In particular, he offers comments on the AT&T v. FTC case in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which he said “‘upended’ the privacy regulatory framework for the federal government.” He said the situation could become even more uncertain unless there is an en banc reversal of the earlier 9th Circuit ruling, which said the FTC had no jurisdiction over AT&T in a data throttling case.
Click here to read “FTC, ITA Officials Hopeful on US Privacy Shield Commitment Ahead of Trump Administration” in Communications Daily (subscription required).
Doug Bonner has more than 20 years of experience representing wireline and wireless telecommunications providers, cable TV, VoIP and broadcast companies in FCC, FTC and state regulatory proceedings, as well as in telecommunications-related litigation. His specific areas of practice include telecommunications and mass media; communications litigation; and antitrust, regulatory and government affairs, relating to the telecom industry