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FCC approves plan to repeal net neutrality rule, return consumer data oversight to FTC

May 18, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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The Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan to sweep away the net neutrality order created during the Obama administration and return regulatory oversight of internet service providers’ consumer data security and privacy practices to the Federal Trade Commission.

The commission during a meeting today approved on a 2-1 vote a plan to reclassify ISPs as Title I information services rather than Title II utilities, which are subject to more stringent FCC regulation. Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Michael O’Rielly...

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