Congress repeals “internet privacy” protections

Washington Post

The FCC is not part of the executive branch – it is an independent commission that is accountable to Congress. The only authority the FCC has is to do those things delegated to it by Congress by law and contained in the Code of Federal Regulation in Section 47

Recently departed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, knowing he had two flunkies that would vote for anything, started creating new powers for the FCC not authorized by Congress, the largest being Net Neutrality. The wide ranging proposals were not shown to the two Republican commission members and put into effect with minimal public comment. Rather than fight in the courts, Congress is undoing Wheeler’s usurpation of regulation of the Internet.

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1 Response to Congress repeals “internet privacy” protections

  1. There was a time when people of the age of today’s “millenials” would have protested government control of something like the Internet. Today, they embrace it under the guise of “net neutrality.”

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