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Daily Dashboard | Congress begins process to remove FCC broadband privacy rules Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Feb. 26, 2021


A pair of bills has been filed by congressional Republicans as part of an attempt to remove the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules, The Hill reports. The bills were filed by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., with the aim of using the Congressional Review Act to eliminate the rules by a majority Republican vote in both the House and the Senate. The bills must get through Congress by mid-May, as the Republicans only have 60 legislative days since the privacy rules were approved to use the CRA to strike them down. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signed on as a co-sponsor to Flake's measure, while House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., has backed Blackburn's measure.
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