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The FCC is Trying to Kill The Open Internet – What That Means and How to Stop It

This is a guest post by Kate Forscey, Associate Counsel, Government Affairs at Public Knowledge It’s safe to say we are most of us in an era of unpredictability. Take comfort, then, in this case study in predictability, for at the very least, FCC…

Net neutrality fcc

Net Neutrality’s Turbulent FCC Path

This is a guest post by John Howes, Policy Counsel for the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). “Net Neutrality” has been a hot issue over the past few years.  The idea is that the ISPs you pay to access the Internet should not…

Golden Frog's policy dictionary

Golden Frog’s Policy Dictionary

The Golden Frog policy dictionary outlines common terms used to describe the issues we care about – terms we reference all the time, but recognize not everyone is so familiar with. The first version of this dictionary will address terms related to the Open…

Senate and House Block FCC's Privacy Regulations for ISPs

FCC Reveals Plan to Eliminate Net Neutrality Rules for Broadband Providers

In a disturbing trend that would further eliminate consumer protections when browsing online, as well as remove any accountability to broadband providers, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his plans to eliminate the Open Internet Order of 2015. The Open Internet compromise, more…

States pass legislation following ISP privacy vote

States Propose Legislation to Address ISP Privacy Concerns

In response to the United States’ vote to block the FCC’s regulations governing ISPs and consumer privacy, many state legislatures are taking action. Since the vote last week, we’ve seen numerous states introducing their own measures to enact consumer privacy protections since the…

Trump Signs Bill, Kills ISP Privacy Regulations Once and For All

It’s official. Yesterday afternoon United States President Donald Trump signed a bill into law (S.J 34/H.J. 86), repealing FCC online privacy protections for consumers browsing online. As expected Trump signed the bill, officially killing regulations previously created by the FCC just weeks before…

Senate and House Block FCC's Privacy Regulations for ISPs

Congress Kills ISP Privacy Regulations – It’s Time for Open Access

There’s been a lot of buzz about last week’s Senate vote to block FCC regulations that protect consumer privacy regarding broadband Internet access – and the House just voted to block the rules as well. The vote will have implications for both consumer privacy…

Senate Votes to Block FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules

This afternoon, the United States senate voted 50-48 to kill regulations for broadband providers which were aimed at protecting consumer privacy. Initially passed in 2015, these FCC regulations were set to go into effect in early March. The FCC voted to stay the…

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the FCC’s landmark Broadband Privacy Rules to protect consumer privacy were put into place. But as you may have heard, these rules were blocked from taking effect by the new chairman of the FCC. The rules…

Executive Order updated to restrict CIA surveillance powers

Executive Order Updated to Restrict CIA Surveillance Powers…Slightly

With all that’s going in the news lately, some big surveillance news that may have been overlooked in recent weeks are updates to the rules governing how the CIA can spy on Americans. These rules, referred to as Executive Order 12333 (EO 12333)…