Public Knowledge announces a new hire to grow our telecommunications, copyright and internet policy advocacy. Ryan Clough, a litigator and former congressional staffer, joins Public Knowledge as General Counsel to direct the organization’s legal team.
Today, Public Knowledge joined more than 49 other public interest groups in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging Congress to vote against H.R. 2666, the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act,” because the bill would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from performing its consumer protection duties. Public Knowledge contends that the legislation would undermine the FCC’s Open Internet Order, basic consumer protection powers, and even agency oversight of broadband provider charges and business practices.
Today, Public Knowledge hosted a press briefing to discuss the Federal Communications Commission's video programming Notice of Inquiry -- the first step in the process of promoting independent and diverse programming in the video marketplace. Common Cause, Writer's Guild of America-West and iSwop also participated in the briefing.
Today, Carolina Rossini, Public Knowledge’s Vice President for International Policy and Strategy, was named a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which honored 122 women and men under the age of 40 who are shaking up policy, society and the world around them. This five-year fellowship is given to brave, bold, action-oriented and entrepreneurial individuals committed to shaping a better future that promotes a peaceful and prosperous society. The World Economic Forum recognizes leaders from all fields, including business, arts and politics.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it has settled an investigation into Verizon Wireless’s practice of inserting “supercookies” into customer mobile Internet traffic. These unique identifiers, or “UIDH,” are used to identify customers in order to deliver targeted advertisements. As a result of the FCC investigation, Verizon will now notify consumers about its advertising programs and will obtain opt-in consent from consumers before sharing supercookies with third parties.