• In a News Release involving more general criticism of the FCC, Commissioner Pai referred to  the FCC as pursuing “an enforcement scheme unconstrained by the rule of law.”  During a congressional hearing, he similarly criticized recent FCC enforcement for focusing on headlines and  raising due process concerns by imposing penalties where the law isn’t clear. These criticisms are  consistent with those previously made by Commissioner O’Rielly.
  • In a speech on the FCC’s consumer protection role, Gigi Sohn, Counselor to Chairman Wheeler, stressed the agency’s stepped-up enforcement regarding slamming, cramming, privacy and data breaches, open Internet transparency, Wi-Fi blocking, robocalls, and public safety.