Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to todays vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order:
The FCCs action today restored the FTCs ability to protect consumers and competition throughout the Internet ecosystem. The FTC is ready to resume its role as the cop on the broadband beat, where it has vigorously protected the privacy and security of consumer data and challenged broadband providers who failed to live up to their promises to consumers. In addition, the FCCs new transparency rules provide additional tools to help ensure that consumers get what they expect from their broadband providers, who will be required to disclose their traffic management practices. The Memorandum of Understanding signed today establishes a framework for FTC-FCC cooperation. Together we will move ahead to protect consumers and help ensure they enjoy the many benefits of online innovation.
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