March 23, 2017
Background: Today, the Senate approved a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll-back counterproductive privacy rules adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission which would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers.
The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Consumers deserve a single, clear framework for how their private online information is protected and consistent standards for how – or if – data can be shared by companies. The step the Senate took today will remove the conflicting set of privacy protections set in motion by the FCC rules adopted last October. These rules varied from the industry principles developed last year and established a double-standard by creating different sets of regulation for internet service providers on the one hand and the rest of the internet ecosystem on the other. We appreciate Sen. Flake’s leadership and now look to the House to continue the momentum to ensure strong, clear and consistent privacy standards for American consumers.