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Sen. Flake’s Resolution Will Eliminate Unnecessary FCC Internet Privacy Regulations, Says CTA

Arlington, VA – March 8, 2017 – 
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding a resolution from Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to rescind burdensome internet regulations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
“Late last year, and over many objections, the FCC adopted privacy rules for broadband and telecommunications services related to its broader Open Internet Order. While these rules apply only to internet service providers, they could establish a dangerous precedent for the entire internet, the innovation it enables and the myriad of American jobs it creates.
“Sen. Flake's resolution will reverse the FCC's broad regulatory overreach and restore certainty and consistency with privacy guidelines established by the Federal Trade Commission. We thank the senator for recognizing that the FCC rules threaten to undermine innovation and competition within the vibrant internet ecosystem, and fighting to help ensure the current and future viability of a vibrant internet – one that immensely benefits consumers and the U.S. economy.”