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Thune Calls Hearing on Broadband Privacy

ACA's Matt Polka among witnesses
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It will be a busy July 12 for FCC issues on Capitol Hill.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) said July 6 that he will be holding a hearing on the 12th on the FCC's proposed new broadband privacy framework.

The announcement of the hearing came the same day reply comments were due on that proposal.

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Set to testify at that hearing are Dean Garfield, president of the Information Technology Industry Council; Jon Leibowitz, partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell, co-chair, 21st Century Privacy Coalition, and former Federal Trade Commission chairman; Matthew Polka, president of the American Cable Association; and Professor Peter Swire, Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Swire, Polka and Leibowitz all have issues with the FCC proposal.

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The FCC commissioners are all scheduled to be on the Hill the same day for an FCC oversight hearing in the House Communications Subcommittee.

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