Protecting Broadband Privacy

The Privacy Obligations of Internet Service Providers One Year After Title II Reclassification

One year after the FCC's historic decision to reclassify broadband as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, OTI hosts a panel discussing the privacy implications of Title II reclassification.

In the last decade, what changes came about that drove millions of Americans to ask the FCC to regulate broadband providers as common carriers? How are common carriers different from other kinds of companies, legally and practically, and what does common carrier status mean for broadband providers' privacy implications? How has the FCC regulated the privacy obligations of phone carriers in the past, and how is it likely to regulate the privacy obligations of broadband providers moving forward? 

Our panel of legal, policy, and technical experts will explore these questions and more. 

Follow the discussion online using #ProtectBroadband and following @OTI.

Keynote Remarks:

Ruth Milkman 
Chief of Staff, FCC 

Panel Participants:

Andrea Peterson (moderator)
Reporter, Washington Post

Jeff Brueggeman
VP, Global Public Policy, AT&T 

Nancy Libin
Partner, Jenner & Block

Laura Moy
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Program Fellow, New America's Open Technology Institute 

Matthew Wood
Policy Director, Free Press

Harlan Yu
Principal, Upturn