Statement On FCC Action to Protect Consumers’ Online Privacy

Posted by | March 01, 2017 | Privacy | No Comments

Washington, DC, March 1, 2017 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding news that the Federal Communications Commission has taken action to provide consistent protection for American’s online privacy:

“I’m pleased to see that the FCC and FTC have pledged to work together on harmonizing the FCC’s privacy rules for broadband providers with the FTC’s standards for other online companies. Consumers will be best served by a consistent and easily understandable set of standards. Consumers’ privacy shouldn’t depend on which agency is charged with protecting it or the identity of the company that serves them. Consumers and internet companies alike deserve equal protection under the law.”

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