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FCC Comment Period on Privacy and Security of Mobile Communications Devices Now Open

June 14, 2012

As we reported in the June 2012 issue of Privacy In Focus (see "FCC Requests Comments on the Privacy and Security of Information Stored on Mobile Communications Devices," available here ), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Public Notice requesting comments on wireless service providers' privacy and data security practices with respect to information stored on their customers' mobile communications devices. The comment period is now open with comments due by July 13, 2012, and reply comments due by July 30, 2012.

Based on the questions posed, the FCC is interested in comments regarding current data collection practices, policy implications related to such practices and the potential relationship between such practices, and Communications Act Section 222-specifically, whether customer information stored or collected via mobile device constitutes Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI). 

For more information, please contact Amy E. Worlton at 202.719.7458 or