Newsclip®: [Technology] Former Obama regulatory chair advises FCC against new regulations | Washington Examiner

"A Democratic former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission is advising regulators at another agency not to pass new rules that would restrict how broadband providers handle customer data, warning that they would fundamentally depart from precedent. If adopted as proposed, [the rules] would result in a detailed set of burdensome data-privacy rules with no precedent in the FTC or other U.S. privacy regimes … inconsistent with the privacy obligations applied to the rest of the economy, wrote Jon Leibowitz, who served as his agency's chairman from 2009-13. Related Story: Leibowitz offered his advice in the form of a 13-page public comment submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on Monday. Though the FTC is generally responsible for regulating privacy practices, the FCC co-opted that power over broadband providers last year by voting to reclassify them as public utilities.",

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