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The Circuit: AT&T amps up lobbying effort; LightSquared, GPS interference; FTC,Twitter

Publication Date: 
July 01, 2011
Source: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Hayley Tsukayama

A letter sent by Professor Barbara van Schewick to the FCC asking them to open the Verizon/Android tethering proceeding for public comment is mentioned in this Washington Post article by Hayley Tsukayama.

Groups urge action on privacy laws: A coalition of privacy advocates including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Consumers Union will send a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee on Friday, urging Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Tex.) to act quickly on privacy legislation, saying there is mounting evidence that current privacy practices aren’t working.

The letter is in response to one sent this week from groups including the American Advertising Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce saying that industry self-regulation is the best way to address privacy matters.

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Van Schewick sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to open up the debate, which she said has important implications for Internet openness. She said AT&T and T-Mobile have also asked Google to disable similar apps.