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

Rod Beck rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
Tue Mar 28 17:39:55 UTC 2017

Last time I checked most European countries have stronger privacy protections than the US. Are they also idiots? Mr. Glass, would you care to respond?



From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Brett Glass <nanog at brettglass.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:13 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: EFF Call for sign-ons: ISPs, networking companies and engineers opposed to FCC privacy repeal


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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