Protecting Privacy in a Mobile World

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

On Friday, we filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on privacy issues in today’s mobile world.  In May, the Commission put out a public notice seeking information on the measures wireless service providers take to protect customers’ information on mobile devices. As the Commission acknowledges, the wireless marketplace today is a far cry… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Senator Toomey’s Data Security Bill

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “The security of our customers’ personal information is of utmost importance to us and is a priority in how we conduct our business. That is why we are pleased by Senator Toomey’s thoughtful and comprehensive bill, the ‘Data Security and… Read more »

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Protecting Your Device, Protecting Your Information

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security The theft of wireless devices is a complicated issue that we take very seriously, which is why we were pleased to join Chairman Genachowski at the FCC’s event today and to be part of CTIA’s announcement on the wireless industry’s efforts to tackle… Read more »

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Administration’s White Paper On Privacy Strikes Positive Tone

By Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T Vice President of Public Policy and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Collaboration, consensus and consistency are key design principles in developing good public policy.  And we’re encouraged that a white paper issued yesterday by President Obama’s Administration embraces those principles. All of us have a stake in the Internet ecosystem – whether it’s… Read more »

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What a Difference a Day Makes

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

The business, education and advocacy communities have joined forces to observe Data Privacy Day tomorrow.  In the past several days, programs have been held around to world to raise awareness about privacy issues.  We at AT&T were delighted to take part by sponsoring and participating in a National Cyber Security Alliance forum, which was held… Read more »

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The Power to Password Protect

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

Once upon a time, with the increasing popularity of talking on the go, AT&T made it easier for our wireless subscribers to get access to their cell phone voicemail boxes without having to use their password when they were calling the mailbox from their mobile device.  For folks who do a lot of talking while… Read more »

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AT&T on Kerry-McCain Privacy Bill

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President – Federal Relations: “We congratulate Senators Kerry and McCain for their bi-partisan leadership in establishing a thoughtful and comprehensive legislative framework to address individual privacy in the Information Age.  In particular, we are gratified that the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act… Read more »

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Privacy in a Mobilized World

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

It’s National Data Privacy Day and what better way to celebrate than to look at the progress on privacy made yesterday by our friends at GSMA – the association representing the worldwide mobile communications industry.  We have been pleased to work with the GSMA folks and other industry members to develop a set of universal… Read more »

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I See Consensus, People

By Ellen Blackler, AT&T Executive Director – Public Policy I hope I’m not jinxing it by mentioning it, but there is a quiet and promising consensus emerging.  And, no, I’m not referring to the long-running debate surrounding the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding…We won’t know how that story goes until next Tuesday. What I’m referring to… Read more »

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