House Republican unveils internet privacy bill

The Hill has the details of Blackburn’s bill which are exactly what the right said they wanted when they repealed the FCC’s pending privacy rules. Worth noting is that this would apply to ISPs and content companies alike along with moving oversight and enforcement to the FTC. No idea if this will shore up the FTC’s authority but the concern I have is its track record in this space, which is not great, and the fact that it traditionally has had far fewer staff technologists to help with efforts like these than the FCC.

We’ll see if this makes any progress and hopefully get some deeper analysis if it does.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn is introducing a set of privacy rules to replace the one’s she shutdown earlier this year.

Source: House Republican unveils internet privacy bill | TheHill

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