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FCC poised to release plan restoring FTC as cyber regulator for internet

April 27, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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The Federal Communications Commission is poised to release today a regulatory proposal to reverse Obama-era rules for the internet that is intended to re-establish the Federal Trade Commission as the pre-eminent regulatory agency for consumer data security and privacy.

The FCC will release a notice of proposed rulemaking that will seek public comment on reversing the commission's net-neutrality order issued in 2015, which reclassified internet service providers as common-carrier utilities.

The plan – which is expected to be voted on...

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