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CTA Applauds Senate Resolution Rescinding Overbroad FCC Internet Privacy Regulations

Arlington, VA – March 24, 2017 – 
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding today’s Senate passage of a resolution rescinding burdensome internet regulations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
“The Senate is right in reversing the FCC’s flawed broadband privacy and data security rules. The Obama-era regulation threatens to undermine innovation and competition in the internet ecosystem; further, the FCC ignored the framework established by the Federal Trade Commission that already provides consumer protection to users’ information, while enabling data-driven innovation. We thank Senator Flake and his colleagues for recognizing the FCC rule is overly broad and inconsistent with the FTC’s approach and we urge the House to consider its own Congressional Review Act resolution to rescind the rule.”