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Telecom industry applauds FCC decision to reinstate pre-net neutrality data rules

July 06, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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The telecommunications industry is applauding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reinstate the privacy and security requirements in place prior to the recently suspended Obama-era rules adopted under the net-neutrality order.

But not everyone thinks the move is a good idea, with the FCC's sole Democratic member, Mignon Clyburn, warning that it gives broadband providers a “hall pass” to avoid protecting consumer data.

The FCC’s decision to issue a “ministerial” order last week has received praise from industry, which...

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