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ACA Statement On The FCC’s Temporary Stay Of Data Security Rules

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2017 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's decision to issue a temporary stay of the data security requirements adopted in the Privacy and Data Security Order released last November:

"Given the likelihood that the current FCC will revisit the agency's broadband privacy and data security rules and harmonize them with the Federal Trade Commission's related standards, ACA applauds the FCC's decision to stay its data security rules.  Forcing small operators to implement rules now that are likely to be rescinded and replaced with different rules would be a significant and unjustified burden.  The stay will in no way change ACA members' present dedication to protecting their customers' data security through reasonable measures that are also consistent with existing laws. ACA thanks the FCC, under the leadership of Chairman Pai, for removing uncertainty and providing this crucial relief."

About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for nearly 7 million cable subscribers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America.  Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA's members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business.  For more information, visit http://www.americancable.org/

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