The Competitive Enterprise Institute applauds the Senate for passing the FCC privacy rule CRA resolution of disapproval and urges the House of Representatives to swiftly follow suit.
CEI Research Fellow and Regulatory Counsel Ryan Radia said, "The FCC erred in imposing uniquely rigid requirements on broadband companies' information collection practices, especially given the lack of any evidence that consumers have been harmed by inadequate data security. If Congress fails to reverse the privacy rule, it faces an uncertain future in the courts, where it will likely be challenged on the grounds that it exceeds the FCC's authority under the Communications Act."
See more from CEI and Ryan Radia on broadband privacy:
- Six Reasons FCC Rules Aren't Needed to Protect Privacy
- Broadband Privacy Regulations Need to Be Revised by FCC or Repealed by Congress
- FCC Stay of Privacy Rule Prevents Irreparable Injury to Businesses and Consumers
- CEI Joins Coalition Letter Supporting CRA to Disapprove Broadband Privacy Rule
- CEI Joins Coalition Letter Asking Congress to Rescind FCC Privacy Rules
- New Congress Needs to Modernize Tech Policy
- CEI Comments to FCC on Broadband Privacy Order