Privacy Regulation: Symmetry or Asymmetry?

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

Last week, the five associations representing virtually all wireline and (non-WISP) mobile ISPs submitted a joint proposal to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on how to address the implications of applying Section 222 to broadband Internet access in the wake of the FCC’s ill-advised 2015 Title II Order.  As the filing explains, ISPs do not… Read more »

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Congress, Not the Courts, Should Decide Apple Case

By David McAtee, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel Today, AT&T filed a “friend of the court” brief with the magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, urging the court to vacate its order requiring Apple to take some fairly extraordinary steps to assist the FBI in… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Set-Top Box Proposal

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “A visionary might have started a proceeding today to ask how the consumer driven application economy could accelerate placing the set-top box onto the same path to the technology scrap heap as Black & White Televisions,  Betamaxes, VCRs, iPods and… Read more »

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Exposing Some Myths about Google’s Set-Top Box Proposal

by Stacy Fuller

Vice President of Government Affairs

In the set-top box debate that has erupted, there is a clear and widely supported desire to give consumers an alternative to leased set-top boxes.  Everyone wants consumers to have more choices, and we are moving in that direction. Apps from pay-TV providers are now available alongside apps from streaming services on more than 450… Read more »

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AT&T CEO on President Obama’s New Cybersecurity Plan

The following statement may be attributed to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “We applaud the White House’s new national action plan to strengthen our country’s defenses against cybersecurity attacks that threaten our online privacy and our economy. The security of our digital economy and individual privacy requires end-to-end protection at every level and device connected… Read more »

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Remarks of Jim Cicconi at the Emerging Issues Policy Forum: 2016 Digital Pathway Summit

The following are remarks of Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, as prepared for delivery at the Emerging Issues Policy Forum: 2016 Digital Pathway Summit, Amelia Island, Florida, Thursday, January 14, 2016: Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be among so many friends.  I’d like to give you an… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on the Introduction of the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad (LEADS) Act

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T applauds Senators Hatch, Coons and Heller, and their staff members, on their continued efforts to ensure customer privacy is protected when government officials seek information stored outside of the U.S. The privacy of AT&T’s customers around the world… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on the Introduction of the LEADS Act

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T applauds Senators Hatch, Coons and Heller, and their staff members, on their effort to ensure customer privacy is protected when government officials seek information stored outside of the U.S. The LEADS Act makes clear that U.S. officials cannot… Read more »

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AT&T Update on Government Surveillance Position

The following statement should be attributed to Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: The debate about government surveillance programs and striking the right balance between protecting personal privacy and providing national security is a healthy one. It’s important that policymakers worldwide get it right so that people can continue to enjoy… Read more »

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Our Updated Privacy Policy

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

In today’s online world, many companies are increasingly using customer data to help personalize and improve the products and services they offer consumers. All of us are familiar with Facebook serving ads to its users based on common interests they have explicitly or implicitly documented on Facebook.  And we know that Google collects information and… Read more »

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