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Daily Dashboard | Op-ed: Cut the 'shell game' with ISP privacy rules, FCC, FTC Related reading: 702 hearing: Gavels swinging and questions lingering

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In an op-ed for The Hill, Gigi Sohn, a former counselor to past Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, argues against the weakening of the FCC's privacy rules for ISP broadband providers, calling the "Trump FCC," Congress, and the Federal Trade Commission's fight to get the FCC to relinquish oversight a "shell game." Stripping the FCC of this oversight harms consumers' privacy, and that while having a unilateral set of rules is desirable, she sees no reason that said rules shouldn't adhere to the "higher FCC standard." Additionally, "it is not only common, but prudent, to have more than one agency oversee a vital segment of our economy like broadband," she adds.
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