Many pro and con opinions have appeared in the last couple weeks as the Senate and the House moved the measure forward via the Congressional Review Act, and that included a statement from the White House indicating the Administration disapproved of the FCC rules.
Since President Trump took office in January, Congress has repeatedly invoked the 20-year-old law to void Obama administration regulations it believes stymie business.
While proponents of the FCC rules said it gave customers greater control over what ISPs can do with their data, Republican opponents argued it stifled innovation and gave internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter an unfair advantage to collect more data to create targeted advertising.
"The president pledged to reverse this type of federal overreach in which bureaucrats in Washington take the interest of one group of companies over the interest of others, picking winners and losers", Spicer said. It would also have required ISPs to let users opt out of sharing less-sensitive information (including your name, address, IP address, and subscription level).
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The tech giant's executives took to the stage at the Samsung Unpacked 2017, in London this afternoon to launch the new Galaxy S8. Besides a name change, Samsung lists a new feature called Ask an Expert, powered by American Well .
Bob Quinn, a senior executive vice president at AT&T, struck a defiant tone in a blog post Friday, slamming privacy groups for ignoring "facts". Consumer advocates worry that this will make companies a target for hackers. "And, no one will be able to protect you, not even the Federal Trade Commission". This happened because the United States internet service providers argued that the FCC's rules favored tech giants like Google and Facebook and restricted the ISPs from getting the same privileges. And those results crossed party lines.
"If President Trump clicks his pen and signs this resolution, consumers will be stripped of critical privacy protections in a New York Minute", said Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last week.
"Despite a campaign filled with rhetoric about the plight of forgotten Americans, Trump has once again come down on the side of corporate profiteering at the expense of Americans who don't sit on corporate boards and can't afford a $200,000 membership at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach", Copps added. "We did not do it before the FCC's rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so", said Gerard Lewis, Comcast's chief privacy officer. As a spokesman for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association applauded the House action as "an important step toward restoring consumer privacy protections that apply consistently to all Internet companies", Meredith Attwell Baker, the CEO of wireless association CTIA, thanked supporters of the resolution in Congress for "helping to restore regulatory clarity". Pai and other Republicans want a different federal agency, the Federal Trade Commission, to police privacy for both broadband companies like AT&T and internet companies like Google. We need to put America's most experienced and expert privacy cop back on the beat.