This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at President Trump’s repeal of internet privacy rules promulgated last year by the FCC. The repeal means that internet service providers can now sell customer usage data without their consent. We explore the legal and privacy issues with two guests:
- Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation with a primary focus on intellectual property and open Internet issues. Prior to joining EFF, Ernesto was vice president of government affairs at Public Knowledge, where he advocated on behalf of consumers on copyright issues and broadband competition. Earlier, he worked as a legislative staffer for two members of Congress.
- Alden F. Abbott, the Rumpel senior legal fellow and deputy director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Alden previously served as director of patent and antitrust strategy for BlackBerry, and in a variety of senior government positions.