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[liberationtech] Fwd: [pde at eff.org: EFF Call for sign-ons: ISPs, networking companies and engineers opposed to FCC privacy repeal] -- time sensitive

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Mon Mar 27 06:36:38 PDT 2017


[ This was sent to NANOG, but many of you are also in the target groups.
Please note that the deadline is today. ---rsk ]

----- Forwarded message from Peter Eckersley <pde at eff.org> -----

> Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:05:34 -0700
> From: Peter Eckersley <pde at eff.org>
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: EFF Call for sign-ons: ISPs, networking companies and engineers
> 	opposed to FCC privacy repeal
> 
> Dear network operators,
> 
> I'm sure this is a controversial topic in the NANOG community, but EFF and a
> number of ISPs and networking companies are writing to Congress opposing the
> repeal of the FCC's broadband privacy rules, which require explicit opt-in
> consent before ISPs use or sell sensitive, non-anonymized data (including
> non-anonymized locations and browsing histories).
> 
> If you or your employer would like to sign on to such a letter, please reply
> off-list by midday Monday with your name, and a one-sentence description of
> your affiliation and/or major career accomplishments. 
> 
> Back story on what's happening:
> 
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/five-creepy-things-your-isp-could-do-if-congress-repeals-fccs-privacy-protections
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/senate-puts-isp-profits-over-your-privacy
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/congress-contemplating-making-it-illegal-protect-consumer-privacy-online
> 
> Summary of the FCC Broadband Privacy Rules themselves:
> 
> https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-148A1.pdf
> 
> -- 
> Peter Eckersley                            pde at eff.org
> Chief Computer Scientist          Tel  +1 415 436 9333 x131
> Electronic Frontier Foundation    Fax  +1 415 436 9993

----- End forwarded message -----


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