Mobile Future

Mobile Future Statement on Stay of Privacy Rules

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission temporarily stayed a rule that would subject broadband providers to different data security obligations than other entities in the Internet ecosystem. The following statement should be attributed to Diane Smith, interim chair of Mobile Future:

“The FCC’s action yesterday is a critical first step toward restoring a uniform privacy and data security framework for the Internet ecosystem that both protects consumers and promotes innovation.  Implementing reasonable data security safeguards to protect consumer information from unauthorized use, disclosure, or access is critical. Consumers deserve and expect one consistent set of online privacy protections, and the FCC’s rule would have imposed an entirely new policy framework on just one part of the industry and expose consumers to inconsistent protections. Yesterday’s stay is a promising start to ensuring a uniform set of privacy protections are in place for America’s wireless consumers and providers.”