Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Trump Signals Net Neutrality Is the Next Target

    March 30, 2017
    WASHINGTON — In response to a question about President Trump’s support for the privacy-killing resolution Congress passed earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated on Thursday that the administration will soon come after the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules and the legal authority the agency relies on to enforce them.
  • House Republicans Vote to Destroy FCC's Online Privacy Protections

    March 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution of disapproval to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark broadband-privacy rules, giving companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon free rein to spy on customers and sell their private information. The vote follows the Senate’s passage of the resolution last Thursday. More than 15,000 calls against the measure poured into the Capitol in the two days before the House vote.
  • Senate Republicans Vote to Strip Americans of Online Privacy Protections

    March 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Senate passed a resolution of disapproval to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark broadband-privacy rules and expose internet users to spying by companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
  • Senate Republicans Launch Effort to Let Cable Companies Snoop on People's Private Information

    March 7, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R–Arizona), joined by 21 Republican senators including Mike Lee (R–Utah), Rand Paul (R–Kentucky), Marco Rubio (R–Florida) and John Thune (R–South Dakota), introduced a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the landmark broadband-privacy rules the FCC adopted in 2016.
  • FCC Delays Data-Security Rule, Begins Dismantling Broadband-Privacy Protections

    March 1, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 2–1 to stay one of the agency’s broadband-privacy rules adopted in October 2016 and scheduled to take effect tomorrow, March 2. The rule in question merely requires internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon to “take reasonable measures” to protect customers’ personal information “from unauthorized use.”
  • FCC Chairman Pai Takes Another Step Toward Stripping Away Internet-Privacy Protections

    February 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to sidestep the agency’s procedures to prevent implementation of part of the FCC’s landmark broadband-privacy rules.
  • Racial Justice, Civil Liberties and Consumer Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject Industry Push to Undermine FCC Privacy Protections

    January 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, a coalition of 19 racial justice, consumer protection, civil liberties, and privacy groups submitted a letter urging congressional leaders to reject calls for using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to undermine online privacy protections.
  • Ajit Pai Confirms He Is Trump's Choice for FCC Chairman

    January 23, 2017
    Trump’s decision to elevate Pai, a fierce Net Neutrality foe, is consistent with the administration’s choice of a transition team that included conservative Washington insiders with close ties to the phone and cable lobby.
  • Trump Picks Pai to Lead FCC

    January 20, 2017
    WASHINGTON — According to a report in Politico, President Donald Trump plans to select current FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai as the agency’s next chairman.
  • Free Press Action Fund Welcomes Rep. Doyle's Selection as Ranking Member on Key Subcommittee

    January 12, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats selected Rep. Mike Doyle (D–Pennsylvania) to serve as ranking member on the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

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