Items tagged "Privacy"

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President Trump Dismantles Online Privacy Protections

April 4, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Congress , FCC , Privacy

Today, President Trump signed a bill dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act. This bill not only terminates the FCC’s privacy rules but also prevents the agency from creating similar privacy protections in the future. The bill previously passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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House Abandons Consumers in Vote to Dismantle Americans’ Online Privacy

March 28, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Congress , FCC , Privacy

Today, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass a joint resolution dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act.

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Senate Leaves Consumers Vulnerable in Rush to Destroy Americans’ Online Privacy

March 23, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , consumer protections , FCC , Privacy

Today, the United States Senate voted to pass a joint resolution dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act. This bill not only terminates the FCC’s privacy rules but also prevents the agency from creating similar privacy protections in the future.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Protect Broadband Privacy in the Digital Era

March 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Privacy

Today, Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and co-sponsors introduced a joint resolution to dismantle online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act.

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Public Knowledge Opposes FCC’s Stay of Data Security Regulation from Privacy Rules

March 1, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Data Security , FCC , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a stay of the data security regulation developed in last year’s broadband privacy rules. Public Knowledge maintains that Americans have a right to online privacy and should have control over their own data, from what gets collected to how that information is used.

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Sen. Markey Joins Public Interest Groups in Opposition to Congressional Plan to Kill Online Privacy

February 27, 2017 Broadband , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joined Senator Edward J. Markey and representatives from four other public interest groups to speak in opposition to Congressional plans to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last fall.

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Public Knowledge Moves to Preserve FCC’s Online Privacy Rules

February 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Recently, Public Knowledge filed an Opposition to Petitions for a Stay of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy rules adopted in 2016. The rules currently prevent Internet Service Providers from tracking a customer’s online behavior without permission.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FTC for Defending Consumer Privacy in $2.2 Million Vizio Lawsuit

February 6, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Today, Vizio Inc. settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office over the company’s unauthorized collection of consumer viewing data gathered from 11 million Vizio smart TVs. The company agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle the charges.

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Public Knowledge Joins Groups in Letter Urging Congress to Protect Consumer Privacy

January 27, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joins a coalition of more than 15 consumer advocacy, civil rights and privacy groups in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). The groups urge Congress to oppose the use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to adopt a Resolution of Disapproval overturning the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy order.

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Public Knowledge Opposes Industry Effort to Exploit Routine FCC Regulatory Review

January 4, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations. Congress requires the FCC to conduct a biennial review to determine if the agency’s recent telecommunications regulations “are no longer necessary in the public interest” due to “meaningful economic competition” between telecommunications service providers.

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