Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., continued his push to ensure the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules are not delayed after sending a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asking him to move forward with the legislation, Multichannel News reports. The letter was cosigned by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Al Franken, D-Minn. The letter states Pai’s attempt to delay the implementation of the rules "comes despite the mounting number of data breaches impacting consumers throughout this country." Pai said he plans to block the implementation of the first of the new regulations, the data security rules scheduled to go into effect March 2, until the agency completes its review of the petitions sent by ISPs to stay all the rules. The letter comes as Markey and five public interest groups lobbied against Republican lawmakers attempting to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the rules.
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