• Petitions for Reconsideration of FCC’s Broadband Privacy Order Filed
  • February 9, 2017 | Author: Tracy P. Marshall
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Petitions filed by a number of organizations, including the U.S. Telecom Association, NCTA, CTIA, the American Cable Association (ACA), and several advertising organizations, requested the FCC to either scrap its October 2016 broadband privacy Report and Order entirely or reconsider major aspects. All of the petitions alleged errors, with ACA referring to the Order as a “train wreck” and the advertising organizations describing it as “fundamentally flawed.” A lack of FCC authority was a common argument, and some petitions emphasized that the FCC’s rules must be better aligned with existing privacy frameworks.