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Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

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Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The e-mail user sued his wife and her relative for violating the SCA by accessing his Yahoo! account to obtain e-mails he exchanged with another woman. The SCA was enacted in 1986 as part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and provides protection to electronic communication service providers and users by limiting when the government can compel disclosure of certain communications, limiting when service providers can voluntarily disclose information, and providing a cause of action against a person that intentionally obtains an “electronic communication while in electronic storage” without authorization. 18 U.S.C. § 2701(a)(2) (2000). Due to outdated definitions, the SCA affords little protection to internet communications exchanged today. An electronic communication service is a service providing “electronic storage,” which is defined as “(A) any temporary intermediate storage of a wire or electronic communication incidental to the electronic transmission thereof; and (B) any storage of such communication by an electronic communication service for purposes of backup protection of such communication.” 18 U.S.C. § 2510(17) (2000). This definition of electronic storage tracked the way e-mail was used at the time the SCA was enacted; mail was temporarily copied and stored before being downloaded to the recipient’s computer. Today, webmail services allow the user to access mail on the web through any computer rather than require the user to download the mail onto their personal computer, which raises the question of whether webmail is ever in temporary intermediate storage or stored solely for backup protection. The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has adopted a narrow interpretation of “electronic storage.” According to the DOJ, a communication is not electronic storage under §2510(17)(A) unless it is stored in the course of transmission, and communications stored as backup protection under § 2510(17)(B) are those that are stored by the service provider as a backup copy prior to delivery to the recipient. CCIPS, U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations, 123 (3d ed. 2009). Conversely, in Theofel v. Farey-Jones, the Ninth Circuit found that e-mail read by the recipient but still available on the server was stored for the purpose of “backup protection” and thus protected by the SCA under § 2510(17)(B). 359 F.3d 1066 (9th Cir. 2004). In Jennings, a lower court relied on Theofel in determining that the e-mails were in electronic storage “for purposes of backup protection.” The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the “passive inaction” involved in opening e-mail and leaving the single copy on the server cannot constitute storage for backup protection. Based on this holding, it is unclear whether any web-based e-mail communication would be protected under the SCA. Although the question of whether the e-mail could be protected under §2510(A) (“temporary intermediate storage of a wire or electronic communication”) was not raised in Jennings, it is unlikely that any opened e-mail could be said to be “intermediate storage.” The SCA’s outdated definitions are difficult to apply to electronic communications as they are used today and therefore do not adequately protect web-based communications.

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The FCC v. ISPs: Net Neutrality and the Battle for Internet Freedom

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In December 2010, the FCC announced its new 'net neutrality' rules, in efforts to promote "freedom and openness" of the Internet and to prevent service providers from limiting which Internet sites and services their customers can access and controlling access speed.  Proponents view this as a noble effort to maintain Internet values, but critics believe the FCC is overstepping its boundaries and that such limitations will cause broadband investment to suffer.  Verizon Communications and MetroPCS Communications filed suit against the FCC in early 2011, alleging the agency had overstepped its regulatory power.  Their complaints were speedily dismissed, not on merits, but because the two had brought suit too quickly, before the new rules had even been published in the Federal Register. The new rules are now officially published, and Verizon is again challenging the FCC's authority in regulating Internet traffic.  The telecommunications giant is bringing this suit (like the previous one) in the D.C. Circuit -- the same court that held in April 2010 that the FCC could not prohibit Comcast from slowing access to certain Interest sites, likely in hopes that the court will similarly limit the agency's authority this time around.  The ruling called into question the Commission's regulatory power over Internet services and prompted analyst predictions that the FCC or Congress would adopt new rules to clearly define the agency's power, and it looks like they were right. Published in the Federal Register on September 23, The Commission's new rules codify three protection principles: "First, transparency:  fixed and mobile broadband providers must disclose the network management practices, performance characteristics, and commercial terms of their broadband services.  Second, no blocking:  fixed broadband providers may not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; mobile broadband providers may not block lawful websites, or block applications that compete with their voice or video telephony services.  Third, no unreasonable discrimination:  fixed broadband providers may not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic." While the rules aim to provide equal access to Internet sites and services, they also establish different standards for wired (such as Comcast) and wireless (such as AT&T) service providers, giving a little more flexibility to the latter to limit access (due to the challenges of managing data traffic on the more easily overwhelmed wireless networks).  The next lawsuit comes in here -- Free Press, a media advocacy organization, has filed a lawsuit against the FCC claiming the wired and wireless distinction is nothing more than arbitrary.  There is much criticism for the rules in general, not only for the wired/wireless distinction, but there are also accusations that the FCC has only provided vague policy still full of loopholes. Congress itself isn't entirely on board either.  Back in April, the House voted to repeal the rules, questioning the need to further regulate the Internet and highlighting fears that limitations on broadband systems would discourage investors.  Without Senate support however, the rules are still on track to go into effect on November 20. The biggest question and concern, however, is how these new rules will effect the consumer and the Internet landscape for future innovators of Internet sites and services.  It's pretty to clear to see how prohibition on access limitation is a plus for the average web browser.  But regulation could come at a price for everyone.  Problems faced by services providers are legitimate from a business model perspective, and could ultimately negatively affect the consumer if there is no leeway in controlling access.  Given the volume of data transfer and finite capacity of broadband systems, some connection is going to slow down somewhere for someone, providing more ground for usage-based pricing models and tiered-access packages. Can the regulators and providers keep speeds up and prices down? There is much to be seen as the rules become effective and the lawsuits roll in.

AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Confronts the Horizontal Merger Guidelines

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Last week’s announcement that AT&T is buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion should raise serious antitrust concerns with regulators analyzing the deal under the horizontal merger guidelines of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. The Wall Street Journal reported that antitrust specialist Herbert Hovencamp thinks the deal will face difficulty with the merger guidelines.  Hovencamp stated that “it’s a pretty highly concentrated market” and “the guidelines would say this is a highly questionable merger unless there is a significant provable efficiency.”

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Many of the factors which make a merger questionable under the guidelines are present in this deal.  First, the deal would eliminate substantial head-to-head competition between AT&T and T-Mobile, the 2nd and 4th largest wireless carriers nationally.  Second, it would eliminate T-Mobile’s arguable “maverick” or disruptive role in the market caused by its cheaper wireless plans. Third, it would dramatically increase AT&T’s market shares in the relevant market and increase market concentration.  The merger would give AT&T approximately 129.2 million subscribers compared to Verizon’s 94.1 million subscribers and Sprint’s 49.9 million subscribers.  AT&T and Verizon would together hold more than 70 percent of the “U.S. mobile service provider market” with Sprint and other competitors far behind. A calculation of the deal’s Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (“HHI”), a tool used by regulators to analyze market concentration, in the national market for mobile services demonstrates the intense market concentration.   This analysis gives a pre-merger HHI of 1990, post-merger HHI of 2406, and change in HHI of 416.  A mere change in HHI greater than 100 can raise the eyebrows of federal regulators.  Here, we have an significant change in HHI of 416 in a market that is near highly concentrated (anything greater than 2500 is highly concentrated).

AT&T Counter-Arguments

AT&T will challenge federal antitrust regulators with at least three potent counter arguments.  First, the numbers used to calculate market concentration above are incorrect because the relevant geographic market is not the United States.  AT&T wants to calculate market concentration on a city-by-city basis in order to demonstrate that the largest markets, which may have more market players, are more competitive than the United States as a whole.  Second, Hovencamp’s “significant provable efficiency” exists in the efficiency gains created by combining the wireless spectrums of AT&T and T-Mobile.  Indeed, the merger guidelines contemplate that efficiencies matter in antitrust analysis.  Third, when all else fails, AT&T might be willing to divest itself of a “substantial” number of subscribers to satisfy regulators. Still, the guidelines will be a significant hurdle in the months ahead.  But AT&T is confident, given that the company has committed to pay Deutsche Telekom $3 billion if the merger does not close. After all, it seems unfathomable that AT&T would attempt this purchase if the company's highly-sophisticated team of lawyers did not believe the deal could overcome antitrust concerns raised by the elimination of a head-to-head competitor, the elimination of a disruptive market player, and the significant increase in market concentration and market power.

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