The AEI’s Take On Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions


By Daniel Lyons
American Enterprise Institute

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a joint resolution disapproving of the Tom Wheeler-era FCC’s privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of sturm und drang in the blogosphere, much of which is misleading. As with many tech issues, understanding what’s really at stake requires more nuance than one can generally fit into a 140-character call to action. In the interests of separating myth from reality, this Intelligence Brief explores the privacy issue in greater depth, as part of what’s unfortunately becoming a regular series in dispelling misconceptions in tech policy.

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