Today the Senate passed the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the FCC’s recently adopted broadband privacy rules for Internet service providers. Throughout the development of the FCC’s broadband privacy rules, NTCA has championed consumer-centric principles of notice, choice and security. At the same time, NTCA has cautioned against regulations that would treat ISPs differently than other firms in the broadband market – and frankly, some of them have far more consumer information and metrics and should be of significantly more concern than ISP operations.
Today’s Senate action affirms Congressional recognition that effective privacy protections for broadband users should exist without unnecessary or imbalanced regulatory measures. NTCA looks forward to working with the FCC as the rules are reconsidered in the agency proceeding, and to continuing our support of policies that recognize both consumer and industry interests.