FCC Set to Enact New Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected today to enact net neutrality regulations that would regulate what internet service providers (ISPs) and wireless companies can and cannot do in restricting content from websites. The draft regulations would basically prohibit ISPs and wireless companies from blocking rival websites or services from being accessed by users, as… Read more »

Energy & Commerce Committee to Debate Privacy Bills in 112th Congress

US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) listens to testimony during a hearing on Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCI TECH)

The impact of the 2010 election on policy will continue to be determined over the next few weeks, but the impact on Internet privacy legislation is already being felt.  Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), the author of Internet privacy legislation and current chair of the relevant subcommittee, was defeated in his reelection.  In addition, with the… Read more »

Energy & Commerce Committee to Debate Privacy Bills in 112th Congress

US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) listens to testimony during a hearing on Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCI TECH)

The impact of the 2010 election on policy will continue to be determined over the next few weeks, but the impact on Internet privacy legislation is already being felt.  Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), the author of Internet privacy legislation and current chair of the relevant subcommittee, was defeated in his reelection.  In addition, with the… Read more »

White House Forms Internet Working Group

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 14: Twitter CEO Evan Williams is seen silhouetted against a screen as he shows off the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, 2010 at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly. . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Obama administration has formed an inter-governmental working group designed to advise the president on Internet legislation and regulations, according to The Washington Post. The subcommittee will draw members from a number of Cabinet agencies as well as the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission.  It will be chaired by Cameron Kerry, general counsel… Read more »