March 08, 2017

WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement today from Vice President for Government Affairs Vince Jesaitis, commending Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) for introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) of the problematic Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rules adopted late last year:

“ITI is pleased that Chairwoman Blackburn has introduced Congressional Review Act legislation on the FCC’s broadband privacy rules as a first step towards developing improved privacy regulations,” Jesaitis said. “We believe this represents a strong signal from Congress that the FCC should go back to the drawing board and craft rules that more closely align with the robust, well-established privacy framework of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The tech industry stands ready to work with Congress and the FCC to achieve that.”

Yesterday, ITI released a statement supporting Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) companion resolution of disapproval under the CRA. ITI has been a proponent of developing rules in line with the FTC’s privacy framework. Last July, ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield testified before the Senate Commerce Committee about the tech industry’s concern over the FCC proposal being unnecessary, overly broad and prescriptive, and with a potential to impact edge service providers and the greater tech ecosystem.

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Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy