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CompTIA Commends House Repeal of FCC’s Privacy Rules

Mar 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, the world’s leading technology association, commends the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy rules, which were adopted last fall. The Senate passed an identical measure last week, the bill will now go to the President’s desk.

“The FCC’s broadband privacy rules were out-of-step with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) long-established approach to privacy. Today’s action by the House of Representatives should result in a consistent framework across the tech industry ensuring strong data security and privacy protections without stifling innovation,” said Elizabeth Hyman, CompTIA’s executive vice president for public advocacy.


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