Statement from the Application Developers Alliance on the Federal Communications Commission’s Proposed Privacy Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chris Grimm -- cgrimm@appdevelopersalliance.org

 


Statement from the Application Developers Alliance on the Federal Communications Commission’s Proposed Privacy Regulations

 

Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2016) - The following statement from the Application Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward was released ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearings in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

“Internet service providers and the developers who depend on them are thriving under the light-touch regulatory framework enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. The FCC’s proposal strays from this well established and successful privacy regime. Adding another cop to the privacy beat is unnecessary, confusing, and a surefire way to stifle innovation and drive up costs. In today’s digital ecosystem, ISPs already practice data’s golden rule: treat consumers’ data in the same manner they treat their company data.”

 

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