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CTA Celebrates the Passage of CRA on Broadband Privacy

Arlington, VA – March 29, 2017 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding the House passage of a resolution rescinding burdensome internet regulations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

“We applaud the House for passing this critical legislation, reversing the FCC’s deeply flawed broadband privacy and data security rules which were inconsistent with the existing Federal Trade Commission framework. Without that burdensome regulation, internet innovation and competition are now freer to thrive.”

“We urge President Trump to sign this bill, what would be the first technology bill approved under his presidency. This is a vital and necessary step to both preserve innovation and competition on the internet and in line with his approach to remove duplicative government regulations that have made it harder for American innovators to develop the technologies of tomorrow.”