Privacy Laws in the Telecommunications and Telemarketing Industries - Elective 1

Ben Dickens,
 Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
Sal Taillefer,
 Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP


Learn about the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission’s authority and scope. Explore the government’s limits and responsibilities when accessing private-sector information. Study state-specific laws governing cybersecurity and privacy regulations.


Who Should Enroll?

This course is a must for business professionals, executives, and employees who work in the telecommunication field who wants to become compliant with communications law and policy.


What You Will Learn:

You will be able to recognize the Federal Trade Commission’s purpose, Federal Communications Commission, access to private-sector information by the government and the courts, and state-specific privacy laws.


Here are the topics we’ll cover:

∙ Federal Regulatory Authority–Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

∙ Regulatory Authority–Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 1

∙ Regulatory Authority–FCC Part 2

∙ Government and Court Access to Private Sector Information

∙ State Privacy Laws

Available Credits:

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 3.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar’s Continuing Legal Education program.



  • Can I use this information for legal advice?

    This course is not meant to be construed as legal advice. The information learned may serve as a basis to guide you in the correct direction. However, Stoops Colab cannot be responsible for counsel within the context of this course.


  • What is my projected weekly time commitment?

    You can expect to spend 6-10 hours per week reviewing course content, engaging in interactive videos, and discussion board conversations. You will also have one live check-in with the instructor during the course.


  • Are there any textbooks or required course materials?

    No, there is not! Downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will be made available to all learners.


  • How will this course be graded?

    This is a pass/fail course. You must score 75% to complete the course.


  • In this completely virtual course, how will I interact with others?

    This innovative learning format allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards allow for engaging conversations as well as the check-ins with the instructor.

    We also encourage you to join the Stoops Colab Community to further engage with learners, instructors, and the community. For more information, click here.


  • Which certification does this course fall under?

    This is the fourth of five courses required in the Certification in Privacy Law and Policy though there are no prerequisites to taking this course.


Meet Your Instructor

Ben Dickens

Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
Benjamin H. Dickens, Jr. is an A.V. rated attorney and partner in the Washington, D.C. based telecommunications firm of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, where he has worked since 1984. He is engaged in the firm's telephone regulation practice and its international telecommunications practice.

Meet Your Instructor

Sal Taillefer

Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
Salvatore Taillefer, Jr. is a partner at the law firm of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, having originally joined the practice as a fresh-faced law school graduate in August 2007. His work includes a wide array of legal issues affecting both wireline and wireless service providers, from basic regulatory compliance to federal contract and tariff disputes.

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