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April 17, 2021

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Ex-FCC Chair Wheeler: Privacy rules a key part of telecom cybersecurity, but political stalemate stands in way

By Charlie Mitchell / March 30, 2021

Political gridlock at the FCC is likely to stand in the way for now, says former commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, but implementing privacy and security policies revoked at the beginning of the Trump administration is a key step in ensuring cybersecurity within the nation’s telecom system.

“The party that controls the White House always holds the majority on the FCC. However, until President Biden appoints — and the Senate confirms — a third commissioner, the agency will be deadlocked at...

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