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Posted In: privacy
Date: 09.25.2018
Background: Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced a request for comment and input on advancing consumer privacy and innovation. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “USTelecom appreciates this effort by NTIA to...
Posted In: cybersecurity, privacy
Date: 05.22.2018
Background The GDPR goes into effect on May 25th. This unprecedented regulation will unify data privacy regulation within the European Union (EU) and will have a large effect on all corporations who handle the personal identifiable...
Date: 04.26.2018
Background: This evening, the Senate confirmed all five of the Trump administration's FTC nominees. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “This evening’s confirmations are good news for American consumers. With a full slate of Commissioners now at the FTC, the nation...
Posted In: consumers, House, privacy, Senate
Date: 04.17.2018
On April 10th and 11th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about Facebook’s use of data and the implications on their user’s privacy. Zuckerberg was the lone panelist at both hearings held in the wake of troubling revelations stemming from Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook data and concerns about...
Date: 04.09.2018
Tomorrow, in the most public way possible, Congress will turn its focus to Facebook, social media privacy, and user’s data security. With the klieg lights on, they will debate two profoundly important questions at the heart of the integrity and viability of the internet: how can we better protect the digital rights of America’s...
Date: 06.20.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was a featured speaker at a recent event in Washington, “The Cost of the Online World: Does Free Really Mean Free” which focused on what “free” actually means on the internet and how the current system of ad-supported businesses offering free services raise privacy and other concerns for...
Date: 04.19.2017
Earlier this week, ISP critic Susan Crawford wrote an alarmist op-ed for the New York Times about the future of the open internet. USTelecom took the opportunity to offer a little peer review of her piece.  
Date: 04.03.2017
Background: Today, President Trump signed into law a resolution Congress passed under the Congressional Review Act to remove rules that would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We welcome President Trump’s action today affirming Congress...
Date: 04.03.2017
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter was featured on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” on Saturday, April 1 to talk about internet regulation and telecom issues. C-SPAN’s Peter Slen and Reuters’ David Shepardson asked an array of questions including recent legislation on consumer privacy, cybersecurity issues,...

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