Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Proposes Rule Amendments to Captioned Telephone Service, FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Zoom Over Its Data Security Practices, UTC and Public Safety Groups Push Against 6GHz Authorizations
FCC Proposes Rule Amendments to Captioned Telephone Service
The FCC has proposed rules to amend the mandatory minimum standards applicable to internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) and Captioned Telephone Service (CTS). The revisions to the rules include metrics for accuracy and caption delay and to define how testing and measurement of IP CTS and CTS provider performance should be conducted. Comments are due on March 3rd. Replies are due April 2nd.
FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Zoom Over Its Data Security Practices
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) finalized a settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., over allegations it misled consumers about the level of security it provided for its Zoom meetings and compromised the security of some Mac users.
The final order requires Zoom to implement a comprehensive security program, review any software updates for security flaws prior to release and ensure the updates will not hamper third-party security features. The company must also obtain biennial assessments of its security program by an independent third party, which the FTC has authority to approve, and notify the Commission if it experiences a data breach.
UTC and Public Safety Groups Push Against 6GHz Authorizations
In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) the Utilities Technology Council and other companies representing public safety, critical infrastructure, and wireless licensees in the 6 GHz band, respectfully urged the FCC to immediately pause any additional equipment certification approvals for 6 GHz unlicensed low-power indoor (“LPI”) devices until rigorous testing is conducted to demonstrate that unlicensed devices can coexist with incumbent fixed-microwave licensees in the 6 GHz band. The group stated that “Such action is necessary to satisfy Congress’s recent directive to the FCC to provide a report on progress towards “ensuring rigorous testing related to unlicensed use of the 6 gigahertz band” and is the only prudent course given recent showings in the record that LPI devices pose a significant interference risk.”
The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of an Inteserra Briefing.