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Pallone Blasts Senate Republicans for Undermining Consumers’ Online Privacy

Mar 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement following the Senate’s passage of a resolution of disapproval from Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that will roll back Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband privacy protections and prevent the commission from instituting similar protections in the future:
 
“At a time when our personal data is more vulnerable than ever, it’s baffling that Senate Republicans would eliminate the few privacy protections Americans have today.  If Republicans really cared about protecting Americans online, they would focus on giving the Federal Trade Commission more authority to protect our data no matter where we go on the internet.  Instead, today they chose to eliminate important consumer-privacy rules adopted by the FCC in October.  While I hope Republicans in the House will exercise better judgment, we will be prepared to fight if they choose to continue this anti-consumer crusade.”