“Academics Give FCC Broadband Proposal Failing Grade”: Babette Boliek joins in International Center for Law and Economics filing

June 7, 2016 — Professor Babette E. Boliek was mentioned in a Broadcasting & Cable article titled “Academics Give FCC Broadband Proposal Failing Grade.”  The article discussed how Professor Boliek and other scholars had joined with the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) in a filing against the Federal Communications Commission’s recent broadband privacy proposal.

From “Academics Give FCC Broadband Proposal Failing Grade” (Broadcasting & Cable):

The FCC, having inherited broadband customer privacy oversight from the Federal Trade Commission when it reclassified ISPs as common carriers, has proposed new bright-line rules that would require ISPs to get permission from their subs before sharing information with third parties.

In comments to the FCC, they said the commission was trying to “shoehorn the business models of a subset of new economy firms into a regime modeled on thirty-year-old CPNI rules designed to address fundamentally different concerns about a fundamentally different market.”

Joining in the filing were Babette Boliek, Pepperdine School of Law; Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Nebraska College of Law; Daniel Lyons, Boston College Law School; Geoffrey Manne, International Center for Law & Economics ; Paul Rubin, Emory University Department of Economics.

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