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USTelecom Statement on FCC Temporary Stay of Data Security Rules

03.01.2017

 

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a temporary stay of a data security regulation that would have subjected internet service providers to a different standard than other companies in the internet ecosystem.

The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Today’s commitment by the chairs of the FCC and FTC to a uniform, consumer-focused approach to privacy is the path to best protecting online privacy and ensuring that we all benefit from a dynamic internet. Taking time to develop the right, coherent framework is a sensible approach rather than moving forward with a new rule that would fragment privacy protections.”