Industry Resources

In the following selected resources, we provide targeted, industry-specific information highlighting relevant and timely issues.

Federal Regulation Resources for Information Technology/Software

US Export Rules for Encryption Products
January 1, 2007
Federal Communications Commission, Report and Order In the Matter of Universal Service Contribution Methodology, WC Docket No. 06-122
Federal Communications Commission
June 27, 2006
Federal Trade Commission, Agreement Containing Consent Order In the Matter of DSW Inc., File Number 052 3096
Federal Trade Commission
December 1, 2005
Department of Homeland Security, Draft National Infrastructure Protection Plan
Department of Homeland Security
November 2, 2005
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, "Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment"
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
October 13, 2005
Federal Communications Commission, First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking In the Matter of Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services, ET Docket No. 04-295, RM-10865
Federal Communications Commission
September 23, 2005
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, "Informational Supplement: Best Practices on Spyware Prevention and Detection"
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
July 22, 2005
FIPS Publication 200, "Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems -- Initial Public Draft"
Federal Information Processing Standards Publication
July 15, 2005
Letter from Senator Bill Nelson et al. to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin regarding E911 requirements for Voice over Internet Protocol
Bill Nelson
June 15, 2005
Comments of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security In the Matter of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate the Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Wireless Devices Aboard Aircraft, WT Docket No. 04-435
US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security
June 8, 2005
Federal Communications Commission, "Statement of Chairman Kevin J. Martin In the Matter of IP-Enabled Services, E911 Requirement for IP-Enabled Service Providers," WC Docket Numbers 04-36 and 05-196
Federal Communications Commission
May 19, 2005
Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, "Interim Rule with Request for Comments," 70 Fed. Reg. 23,775
US Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
May 5, 2005
"Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule: Request for Comments," 70 Fed. Reg. 21,107
Federal Trade Commission
April 22, 2005
Federal Trade Commission, "Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule: Final Amendment," 70 Fed. Reg. 21,104
Federal Trade Commission
April 22, 2005
Interagency Guidance on Response Programs for Unauthorized Access to Customer Information and Customer Notice, 70 Fed. Reg. 15,736
Federal Register
March 18, 2005
Federal Trade Commission, Agreement Containing Consent Order in the Matter of Nationwide Mortgage Group, Inc., et al., Docket No. 9319
Federal Trade Commission
March 4, 2005
Federal Communications Commission Consent Decree in the Matter of Madison River Communications, LLC, File No. EG-05-1H-0110
Federal Trade Commission
March 3, 2005
Federal Trade Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, "Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule"
Federal Trade Commission
January 12, 2005
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, et al., Final Rule, "Proper Disposal of Consumer Information Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003," 69 Fed. Reg. 77,610
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, et al.
December 28, 2004
Federal Trade Commission Final Rule, "Definitions and Implementation Under the CAN-SPAM Act"
Federal Trade Commission
December 16, 2004
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security Final Rule, "Encryption Export and Reexport Controls Revisions," 69 Fed. Reg. 71,356
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
December 9, 2004
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security Fact Sheet, "Commercial Encryption Export Controls"
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
December 8, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, Letter to Electronic Privacy Information Center advising that it will not recommend action on EPIC's complaint alleging that Amazon.com violated the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998"
Federal Trade Commission
November 24, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, Agreement Containing Consent Order in the Matter of Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., File No. 032-3221
Federal Trade Commission
November 17, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, Agreement Containing Consent Order in the Matter of Sunbelt Lending Services, Inc., File No. 042-3153
Federal Trade Commission
November 16, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, Complaint in the Matter of Sunbelt Lending Services, Inc., File No. 042-3153
Federal Trade Commission
November 16, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, Complaint in the Matter of Nationwide Mortgage Group, Inc., File No. 42-3104, Docket No. 9319
Federal Trade Commission
November 9, 2004
Report of the Department of Justice's Task Force on Intellectual Property
United States Department of Justice
October 1, 2004
Testimony of Stewart A. Baker before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, "Law Enforcement Access to Communications Systems in a Digital Age"
Stewart A. Baker
September 8, 2004
Department of Homeland Security Press Release, "USCIS Announces FY 2005 H-1B Processing"
United States Department of Homeland Security
September 2, 2004
Federal Communications Commission Order In the Matter of Rules and Regulations Implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003, CG Docket No. 04-53
Federal Communications Commission
August 12, 2004
Federal Trade Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, "Definitions, Implementation, and Reporting Requirements Under the CAN-SPAM Act"
Federal Trade Commission
August 11, 2004
Federal Communications Commission, "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling In the Matter of Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services"
Federal Communications Commission
August 9, 2004
Federal Communications Commission Press Release, "FCC Takes Action to Protect Wireless Subscribers from Spam"
Federal Communications Commission
August 4, 2004
Statements of Chairman Michael K. Powell and Commissioner Michael J. Copps on FCC's Action to Protect Wireless Subscribers from Spam
Michael K. Powell and Michael J. Copps
August 4, 2004
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Notice "Announcing Proposed Withdrawal of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) for the Data Encryption Standard (DES) and Request for Comments", 69 Fed. Reg. 44,509
National Institute of Standards and Technology
July 26, 2004
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency et al., "Fair Credit Reporting Affiliate Marketing Regulations"
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, et al.
July 15, 2004, Federal Register
Securities and Exchange Commission, "Limitations of Affiliate Marketing (Regulations S-AM)"
Securities and Exchange Commission
July 14, 2004, Federal Register
Federal Trade Commission, Agreement Containing Consent Order In the Matter of Gateway Learning Corp., File No. 042-3047
Federal Trade Commission
July 7, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, Complaint In the Matter of Gateway Learning Corp., File No. 042-3047
Federal Trade Commission
July 7, 2004
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, "Excise Taxes; Communications Services," Internal Revenue Service, 69 Fed. Reg. 40,345
Department of the Treasury
July 2, 2004
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Advisory Letter regarding Electronic Record Keeping
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
June 21, 2004
Federal Trade Commission, "National Do Not Email Registry: A Report to Congress"
Federal Trade Commission
June 1, 2004
Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria, May 11, 2004
Congress
May 11, 2004
Letter from the Office of Foreign Assets Control to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc., easing the ban on editing content from nations under US embargos
Office of Foreign Assets Control
April 2, 2004
Rules and Regulations Implementing the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1961, 69 Fed. Reg. 16873
Congress
March 31, 2004
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the matter of Rules and Regulations Implementing the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1961
Federal Trade Commission
March 19, 2004
General License, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 550
Office of Foreign Assets Control
February 26, 2004
Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Protection; Interim Rule, 69 Fed. Reg. 8074
United States Department of Homeland Security
February 20, 2004
Report to the Public on Events Surrounding jetBlue Data Transfer, Department of Homeland Security, Privacy Office
Department of Homeland Security, Privacy Office
February 20, 2004
Department of Homeland Security Press Release, "USCIS Announces New H-1B Procedures -- Reaches Cap"
Department of Homeland Security
February 17, 2004
News Release
FCC Rules that Pulver.com’s Free World Dialup Service Should Remain Free From Unnecessary Regulation
Federal Trade Commission
February 12, 2004
General Accounting Office Report, "Aviation Security: Computer-Assisted Passenger Prescreening System Faces Significant Implementation Challenges"
General Accounting Office
February 1, 2004
Interpretive Ruling, Office of Foreign Assets Control, on matters involving the protection and transfer of intellectual property rights under the Iraqi Sanctions Regulations
Office of Foreign Assets Control
January 9, 2004
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Interagency Proposal to Consider Alternative Forms of Privacy Notices under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Congress
December 17, 2003
Office of Foreign Assets Control Advisory Opinion on Iranian Transactions Regulations
Office of Foreign Assets Control
December 16, 2003
Joint Comments of the United States Department of Justice, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation In the Matter of the Commission's December 1, 2003, Voice Over IP Forum
United States Department of Justice, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
December 15, 2003
Federal Bureau of Investigation Notice of Ex Parte Presentation to the Federal Communications Commission
FBI
December 4, 2003
Federal Bureau of Investigation Notice of Ex Parte Presentation to the Federal Communications Commission
FBI
November 25, 2003
News Release of the Federal Communications Commission, "FCC to Begin Internet Telephony Proceedings"
Federal Communications Commission
November 6, 2003
Advisory Opinion of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Department of Treasury, regarding Iranian Transactions Regulations
Office of Foreign Assets Control
September 30, 2003
Memorandum Opinion and Order of the Federal Communications Commission in the Matter of Petition of AOL Time Warner Inc. for Relief From the Condition Restricting Streaming Video, CS Docket No. 00-30
Federal Communications Commission
August 20, 2003
The Federal Trade Commission and the Future Development of US Consumer Protection Policy
Timothy J. Muris
August 19, 2003
Interagency Guidance on Response Programs for Unauthorized Access to Customer Information and Customer Notice, 68 Fed. Reg. 47954
Congress
August 12, 2003
Department of Homeland Security, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: "Regulations Implementing the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002"
United States Department of Homeland Security
July 11, 2003
Letter from Martin J. King, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission
Martin J. King
July 11, 2003
Bureau of Industry and Security, "Export Administration Regulations: Encryption Clarifications and Revisions," 68 Fed. Reg. 35783
Bureau of Industry and Security
June 17, 2003
Final Rule of the Bureau of Industry and Security Revision of Export Controls for General Purpose Microprocessors
Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce
January 14, 2003
National Institute of Standards and Technology Guidelines for the Security Certification and Accreditation of Federal Information
National Institute of Standards and Technology
October 28, 2002
Amendment of Interim Final Rule, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: Anti Money Laundering Programs for Unregistered Investment Companies
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
October 25, 2002
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
October 25, 2002
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Unregistered Investment Companies
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
October 25, 2002
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury: Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Unregistered Investment Companies
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
September 18, 2002
Federal Trade Commission Guidance: Financial Institutions and Customer Data: Complying with the Safeguards Rule
Federal Trade Commission
September 1, 2002
HHS Fact Sheet on Modifications to the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information-Final Rules
Health and Human Services
August 9, 2002
FTC's Agreement Containing Consent Order in the Matter of Microsoft Corporation, File No. 012 3240
Federal Trade Commission
August 8, 2002
Third Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of the Federal Communications Commission in Connection with Carriers' Use of CPNI
Federal Communications Commission
July 25, 2002
Joint Press Release by the Federal Reserve Board et al., Treasury and Federal Financial Regulators Issue Patriot Act Regulations on Customer Identification
Federal Reserve Board
July 17, 2002
Revisions and Clarifications to Encryption Controls in the Export Administration Regulations Implementation of Changes in Category 5, Part 2 Information Security of the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Other Technologies
Export Administration
June 6, 2002
Federal Trade Commission, Final Rule, "Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information," 67 Fed. Reg. 36,484
Federal Trade Commission
May 23, 2002
Final Rule of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Electronic Activities
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
May 17, 2002
Interim Final Rule of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Financial Institutions
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
April 29, 2002
Interim Final Rule of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Mutual Funds
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
April 29, 2002
Interim Final Rule of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Operators of a Credit Card System
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
April 29, 2002
Letter from Federal Trade Commission Director of Consumer Protection to American Bar Association
Federal Trade Commission
April 8, 2002
Proposed Rule Modification: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
Department of Health and Human Services
March 27, 2002
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Department of the Treasury
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
March 13, 2002
Interim Rule of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Department of the Treasury Special Information Sharing Procedures to Deter Money Laundering and Terrorist Activity
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
March 4, 2002
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, et al., Interagency Guidelines Establishing Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information and Rescission of Year 2000 Standards for Safety and Soundness, 66 Fed. Reg. 8,616
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, et al.
February 1, 2001
Federal Trade Commission, Final Rule, "Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule," 64 Fed. Reg. 59,888
Federal Trade Commission
November 3, 1999
Federal CIO Council, "Recommended Executive Branch Model Policy/Guidance on 'Limited Personal Use' of Government Office Equipment Including Information Technology"
Federal CIO Council
May 19, 1999