Ms. Buyer is a regular columnist for the THE BULLETIN of the Bar Association of Erie County and is a contributor to No Jitter. Previously, she has written numerous commentaries on telecommunications law for other legal and telecommunications publications including, among others, The Daily Record, Communications Convergence and Computer Telephony. Her articles cover a broad range of topics highlighting current telecommunications issues including federal and state telecommunications policy, litigation, wireless technologies, spectrum policy, FCC initiatives, and industry consolidation. Martha Buyer has also contributed to the ABA Journal Report.

Sunday
May132018

Sprint/T-Mobile: Beyond the First Week Hype

So many factors to consider... and not only for consumers, but enterprises, too. You've seen the well-publicized facts and figures about the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger, and you've cut through the marketing and other varieties of hype about this transaction, but still you're probably wondering, what's really going on?

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Monday
Apr302018

Getting Legal on AI - Part II

There are some who claim that reading legal boilerplate makes watching paint dry seem exciting. Some of those people might even be lawyers.  But the issues associated with the ever-increasing presence of AI make consideration of legal issues and vulnerabilities more important than ever.  In Part I of this series, we considered qualitative issues, as opposed to the quantitative ones that often arise when considering adoption of AI techniques. Right at the top of the list of important considerations before an AI investment decision is made are contractual issues that must be given their due.

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Thursday
Apr262018

Asking the Tough Questions on AI - Part 1

The battle of qualitative over quantitative analysis has gone on for decades (if not eons). But as artificial intelligence has been deployed in new and more systematic and sophisticated ways in business and politics as well as in science, it is critical for those who use this information to consider its vulnerabilities before relying on the results it produces.

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Monday
Mar192018

Get Ready for GDPR

The need to meet GDPR obligations is just around the corner.

In about 10 weeks (on May 25, to be exact), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect not only across European Union member countries, but anywhere that personal data that originates in any of these countries is stored, processed, or retained.  This is important.  STORED, PROCESSED or RETAINED.

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Thursday
Jan252018

Net Neutrality: Taking the Battle to Consumers

Proponents red and blue, at state and federal levels, are gunning for the FCC on behalf of their constituents.
Sometimes what seems like a good idea philosophically doesn't work well practically. Think of 1985's "New Coke." Or 2017's decision by the Federal Communications Commission to abandon the 2015 Net neutrality rules.

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