FCC Commish Has 'Deep Concerns' About Privacy Plans

Law360, Washington (March 9, 2016, 4:12 PM EST) -- Republican Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said Tuesday that the agency “seems intent on doing great damage to the interworking of the Internet” as it weighs privacy rules, saying there is a risk of them conflicting with Federal Trade Commission rules and blocking important data sharing.

The plans on privacy are likely to be taken up at the FCC’s meeting this month but have the potential to impose unneeded burdens, O’Rielly said at a Faegre Baker Daniels event, according to remarks posted Tuesday. There has been tension between regulators on privacy since the Open Internet Order last year reclassified broadband providers...

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