EFF Call for sign-ons: ISPs, networking companies and engineers opposed to FCC privacy repeal

Brett Glass nanog at brettglass.com
Mon Mar 27 23:13:46 UTC 2017


It's worth noting that most of EFF's list consists of individuals 
and/or politically connected organizations, not actual ISPs. This 
is for good reason. EFF was founded with the intention of creating 
a civil rights organization but has morphed into a captive 
corporate lobbying shop for Google, to which several of its board 
members have close financial ties. EFF opposes the interests of 
hard working ISPs and routinely denigrates them and attempts to 
foster promotes hatred of them. It also promotes and lobbies for 
regulations which advantage Google and disadvantage ISPs -- 
including the so-called "broadband privacy" regulations, which 
heavily burden ISPs while exempting Google from all oversight.

No knowledgeable network professional or ISP would support the 
current FCC rules. Both they AND the FCC's illegal Title II 
classification of ISPs must be rolled back, restoring the FTC's 
ability to apply uniform and apolitical privacy standards to all of 
the players in the Internet ecosystem. The first step is to support 
S.J. Res 34/H.J. Res 86, the Congressional resolution which would 
revoke the current FCC regulations that were written and paid for 
by Google and its lobbyists. So, DO contact  your legislators... 
but do so in support of the resolutions that will repeal the 
regulations. It is vital to the future of the Internet.

--Brett Glass, Owner and Founder, LARIAT.NET

At 05:05 PM 3/26/2017, Peter Eckersley wrote:

>Dear network operators,
>I'm sure this is a controversial topic in the NANOG community, but EFF and a
>number of ISPs and networking companies are writing to Congress opposing the
>repeal of the FCC's broadband privacy rules, which require explicit opt-in
>consent before ISPs use or sell sensitive, non-anonymized data (including
>non-anonymized locations and browsing histories).
>If you or your employer would like to sign on to such a letter, please reply
>off-list by midday Monday with your name, and a one-sentence description of
>your affiliation and/or major career accomplishments.

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