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Daily Dashboard | Lawmakers prepare to overturn FCC broadband privacy rules Related reading: German presidency discusses ePrivacy intentions




Republican lawmakers are preparing to make a legislative move to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules following requests from ISPs to undo the legislation, Ars Technica reports. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he "plans to introduce a resolution that would roll back the FCC’s broadband privacy rules via the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows Congress to eliminate agency rules with a simple majority vote," according to POLITICO. Flake claims to have several co-sponsors, but did not say when he will submit the resolution. The Chair of the Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said she was speaking with Senate colleagues on a daily basis to properly use the CRA to revoke the broadband privacy rules. Editor's note: Doug Pollack, CIPP/US, writes about how the new FCC privacy rules open up Pandora's Box in a post for The Privacy Advisor
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