Boston (March 31, 2016) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered a notice of proposed rulemaking on broadband privacy at today’s Open Commission Meeting.


“I applaud the FCC for advancing a proposal to ensure broadband customers have their privacy protected. Internet service providers have a duty to protect the privacy of consumers who use the company’s infrastructure to connect to the world. Consumers have the right to know what information their broadband provider is collecting, the right to say ‘no’ to its use, and whether it is shared with other companies. I urge the Commission to quickly move forward and put strong rules on the books to protect consumers.”