GOP Plan Revives, Expands Part Of Nixed FCC Privacy Rules

By Jenna Ebersole (June 1, 2017, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Although Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., helped kill Obama-era Federal Communications Commission privacy rules for internet service providers, she is now pushing a bill to reinstate a tougher, opt-in standard for using certain consumer data, an ironic twist that experts say would take the rules further than they went before.

Introduced in May, the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly, or Browser, Act would hand privacy jurisdiction over internet service providers to the Federal Trade Commission but reinstate the FCC's higher bar for obtaining consumer consent to use certain data. Only weeks earlier, Blackburn helped spearhead a successful effort...

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