"After finally gaining basic privacy protections for broadband providers past year, it's outrageous that Chairman Pai will now remove the simple rule that internet service providers must take reasonable data security measures to protect their customers' information". The two agencies will work together to achieve "a technology-neutral privacy framework for the online world", they said.
Pai asked the Commission - consisting of himself, fellow Republican Michael O'Rielly, and Democrat Mignon Clyburn - to hold an emergency vote this week to enact the stay, before the rule goes into effect tomorrow, March 2.
Daniel Lyons, associate professor of law at Boston College Law School. "NTCA looks forward to working with the FCC, the FTC and other stakeholders on a common-sense approach that gives consumers information and consistent protections across their online experience". A September 2016 Pew Research Center report found that more than nine out of 10 adults (91%) agree or strongly agree consumers have lost control of their personal data and its use. The chairman said he plans to return the authority to the FTC so all players in the internet industry are subject to the same rules on protecting customer data. But in 2015, the FCC stripped the FTC of its authority over ISPs' privacy and data security practices when it adopted the Title II Order. The rules were to come into effect on Thursday.
Italian volcano wakes up in fiery, but harmless, display
Mount Etna has erupted in a fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily - sending giant orange fountains of lava spewing into the air. There is no direct danger to the towns or airport on the island but authorities will continue to monitor the growing ash cloud.
"Hitting the pause button on these new rules is the right thing to do", said Alex Phillips, president of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association.
FCC Chair Ajit Pai and acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen in a joint statement said they would work to ensure a consistent privacy framework. At the same time, they have introduced proposals to weaken the ability for the FTC to protect consumer privacy as well. The stay will remain in place only until the FCC is able to rule on a petition for reconsideration of its privacy rules. "As we said in July, the FCC's new rules stray from this well established and successful privacy regime". Clyburn said that staying the internet privacy rules opens the door to further reductions in consumer protections. They have been controversial because they establish sterner requirements for wireless and broadband companies than they do for other internet firms, such as Facebook or Google, which also gather user data and are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Despite the similarities, Clyburn noted a 2016 ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that decided the FTC no longer had the authority to regulate service providers when it came to privacy issues due to their reclassification as common carriers under the Open Internet Rules. "I will fight any attempts by this anti-consumer FCC to harm or undermine the broadband privacy rules".
Orders for the IPO were concentrated at about $17 to $18 a share, people familiar with the process said Tuesday. Now, the social media app maker employs nearly 2,000 workers and is about to become a publicly traded company.
This defeat is the latest loss taken by Labour Party in what has been a stunning collapse of the party over the past decade. Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour's campaign manager, was visibly upset after the result was announced.
According to Ankara, its military now controls a swath of territory 1,925 square kilometers in size, and numbering 230 districts. There are less than 100 ISIS militants hiding in al-Bab, according to The National .
Dressed in a attractive custom-made Atelier Versace gown complete with a feathered ombre train, Amal posed up a storm for cameras. I am so anxious to see what the future holds for us and a little anxious as we think about what lies ahead in the coming months.
After acquiring Hibbert from the Charlotte Hornets earlier this month, the Bucks turned around and traded him to the Nuggets. Will Noel sign a max contract with Dallas only to have his injury history haunt him and his athletic game moving forward?
Four states - West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and OH - lead the nation with the highest overdose death rates, the CDC said. Adults ages 55 to 64 saw the biggest increase in drug overdose deaths over the course of the 16-year study period.
T, former National Football League star Rashad Jennings , former Chicago Cubs star David Ross , and Bachelor star Nick Viall . She's also danced backup to Beyoncé ( Beyoncé! ) and competed on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance .
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has opened a key economic summit aimed at improving trade ties amid unprecedented security. He appreciated President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan for ably steering the ECO since the 2012 summit in Baku.
Bryan, who shared the first round lead with Cody Gribble , made a mess of No. 13, but only took bogey after a key sand save. That would be Inbee Park, who hasn't played since she won the gold medal in the Olympics last summer in Rio.
Wilbur Ross confirmed to lead Commerce Department
The bank's former chairman, Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, is reportedly close to President Putin, a fellow former KGB agent. Twenty-one Democratic Senators joined with all of the Republicans in the chamber to approve Ross' nomination.
Trump calls for replacement of Obamacare
But he dismissed the sudden popularity of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which is better known as Obamacare. Over the weekend, Trump said he met with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Florida Governor Rick Scott to discuss Obamacare.
As expected, Steelers place franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed their franchise tag on star running back Le'Veon Bell, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. If both sides fail to agree to a new contract by that date, then Bell will play under the franchise tag for the 2017 season.
5 things you need to know about the BlackBerry KeyOne
A fingerprint sensor has been embedded into the space bar and the device comes pre-loaded with Blackberry Security Software . It sports an 8-megapixel front facing camera featuring f2.2, 1.125um pixel size and 84-degree wide angle/field of view lens.
Former All Black arrested on suspicion of buying cocaine
Described as intoxicated, the pair would be notified of their rights by police once they left the sobering cell, LCI reported. O'Connor, 26, plays for Toulon having previously played for London Irish and made 44 appearances for Australia.
76ers announce Ben Simmons won't play this season
Simmons had surgery to fix a broken foot in early October and was initially expected to return by December or January. Colangelo fronted reporters on Saturday morning (AEDT) and broke the bad news for both Simmons and Sixers fans.
Stephen Curry goes ballistic, Warriors score 50 in 3rd quarter
James scored 18 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 15 assists for the 48th regular-season triple-double of his career. Once Golden State predictably started the third quarter strong, it got the final motivation it needed from the referees.
Jazz may be Interested in Trading for Deron Williams
It appears as though the Dallas Mavericks could be pretty active at Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline. After a flurry of National Basketball Association trade deadline activity, the Dallas Mavericks made one more move.