• FCC Filings & Legal Docs
    Feb 22, 2011

    CTIA Files Comments in Response to FTC's Privacy Framework Proposal

    CTIA – The Wireless Association® (“CTIA”)1 submits these comments in response to the FTC Preliminary Staff Report: Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change – A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policy Makers (the “Report”).

  • Press Releases
    Jun 21, 2012

    CTIA Statement on the Data Security and Breach Notification Act

    WASHINGTON – After U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (PA) introduced the Data Security and Breach Notification Act (S. 3333), CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Vice President of Government ...

  • Press Releases
    Jun 27, 2013

    CTIA Statement on the CPNI Declaratory Ruling

    WASHINGTON - Please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® Executive Vice President Chris Guttman-McCabe: “Although we have not yet read the Declaratory Ruling, ...

  • FCC Filings & Legal Docs
    Mar 8, 2013

    Comments on FCC TAC Security & Privacy Working Group’s Longer Term Anti-Malware Recommendations

    CTIA respectfully submits the attached comments regarding the Wireless Security & Privacy Working Group Final Report to the TAC, dated December 10th, 2012 and the associated recommendations. The comments represent the efforts of the CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group (CSWG) which is comprised of industry experts in the field of mobile cybersecurity.

  • Video
    May 21, 2013

    Difference Between Privacy and Identity

    U.S. Cellular’s Mary Dillon and Alcatel-Lucent’s Allison Cerra discuss the line between privacy and identity.

  • Video
    May 25, 2013

    CTIA 2012: Capital Investment Panel - Making Location Services Relevant but Private

    Location services can provide great value to consumers but companies must protect their customers' privacy.

  • Federal & State Legislative Activity
    Dec 13, 2013

    Developing a Framework to Improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Docket No. 130909789–3789–01

    CTIA, NCTA, and USTA have been active participants in the policy and technical discussions about cybersecurity and the NIST Preliminary Framework, and submit these comments to share the perspective of the communications industry.

  • Glossary


    Unsolicited and unwanted emails or text messages sent to wireless devices. While carriers are constantly filtering their networks to stop SPAM text messages, spammers are ...

  • Glossary

    PIN (Personal Identification Number)

    An additional security feature for wireless phones, much like a password. Programming a PIN into the wireless phone can be accomplished either through the Subscriber ...

  • Glossary

    Location Based Services (LBS)

    Any wireless service or application that uses the geographical position of a wireless device. CTIA developed voluntary LBS Best Practices and Guidelines to promote and ...

  • Glossary


    Spreading hurtful rumors, harassing or directing harmful words or images toward another person through the Internet. On a mobile device, cyberbullying may occur in a ...

  • Glossary


    Most wireless carriers provide parents with the ability to filter Internet content accessed on a wireless phone on their network.

  • Glossary

    Privacy Settings

    Ability to determine how personally identifiable information (PII) is used by wireless applications, devices and services. Consumers should always review the privacy policy of a ...

  • Glossary


    The sending or receiving of inappropriate explicit or implicit sexual messages or images electronically, but primarily using wireless devices. To help prevent sexting, parents may ...

  • FCC Filings & Legal Docs
    Jun 14, 2010

    CTIA Files Comments in DOC Info. Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy Notice of Inquiry

    CTIA – The Wireless Association® (“CTIA”) hereby submits these comments in response to the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force’s Notice of Inquiry seeking information on the effect of privacy law and policy on the Internet economy.

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