It’s been a busy couple of weeks for tech policy: The FCC received over a million comments on its proposed net neutrality regulations, the Senate unveiled its version of the USA Freedom Act, and the FTC is suing Amazon over the design of its app store.
#FTCReform in the spotlight as the FTC takes aim at Amazon
The Federal Trade Commission’s recent enforcement actions against Amazon and Apple raise important questions about the FTC’s consumer protection practices. Join TechFreedom and the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) on Thursday, July 31 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for a lunch and panel discussion on these issues, featuring Martin Gaynor, current Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, and former FTC officials. RSVP here and follow the conversation on Twitter.
#NetNeutrality debate continues as FCC reviews public comments
TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics filed joint comments with the FCC, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet—now called “net neutrality regulation”—and why such regulation would harm consumers. See highlights from our filings and our other work on net neutrality.
Here are a few other things we’ve been up to:
- We joined a coalition letter urging Congress to pass Senator Leahy’s version of the USA Freedom Act, which restores key provisions that were gutted by the House.
- ECPA reform is gaining traction: the Email Privacy Act now has the support needed to pass the House. But we need to make sure Speaker Boehner brings the bill to the floor for a vote. Ask your representative to sign on today with the tools at VanishingRights.com!
- We hit 10,000 likes on Facebook and we’re closing in on 8,000 followers on Twitter Follow us today — and help spread the word to your friends!