The Federal Communications Commission's consumer privacy rules for wireless carriers and internet service providers will protect citizens' privacy and therefore needs to stay afloat, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Frank Pallone Jr. and the Federal Trade Commission's Terrell McSweeny write in an op-ed for Slate. "American consumers visit billions of destinations on the internet through a multitude of devices," they write. "Broadband providers potentially have access to every bit of data that flows from a consumer. That type of access demands a set of rules that matches the long held expectations of Americans — that we should have the freedom to control access to the most sensitive information about our daily lives."
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