Broadcasting Cable – Rep. Blackburn Defends Broadband Privacy Bill

Her proposed legislation has not sat well with tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

May 25, 2017

‘Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) chairman of the House Communications Subcommittee, fired back at criticism of her new broadband privacy bill leveled by some of its targets.

Blackburn has introduced the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act of 2017, which would designate the Federal Trade Commission as the sole enforcer of online privacy and apply the same privacy regime to ISPs and edge providers, a regime similar to the one the FCC imposed on ISPs before it was nullified.’

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