CFA, Public Interest Groups Support DC Council’s Proposed Broadband Internet Privacy Act of 2017

In a letter to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Business and Economic Development, CFA and other public interest groups have expressed their strong support for B22-0403, the Broadband Internet Privacy Act of 2017, which would provide District of Columbia residents increased choice, security, and transparency over how internet service providers (ISPs) use data they collect from and about their customers. In light of the recent decision by Congress to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Broadband Privacy Rule under the Congressional Review Act, it is incumbent upon local governments to fill that gap in protections for consumers. We applaud the Councilmembers for their leadership in introducing this vital legislation, and we urge the Chairman to schedule a hearing on this bill for public discussion.

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