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3 Things To Watch After FCC’s Privacy Rules Get The Ax

Law360, Washington (March 31, 2017, 11:03 PM EDT) -- Congress’ vote striking down privacy regulations for broadband providers, expected to get President Donald Trump’s signature, rolls back late Obama-era rules, but experts say it also leaves major policy questions about the regulation of broadband providers unanswered.

The House voted Tuesday to nix the rules in a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that lets Congress repeal recently passed agency regulations, following the Senate’s earlier vote. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that the administration “supports Congress using its authority” to nix the rules.

The privacy rules were the culmination of the agency’s efforts to apply the Communications Act’s...

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