• Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Terry Lee, R-Neb., Chair and Vice-Chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, released a statement praising the FCC’s agreement with the wireless industry on “bill shock” (see Mobile item above): “Today’s announcement is a win for American consumers, for America’s wireless companies, and for the Federal Communications Commission. Rather than adopt heavy-handed regulations that would hamper Americas job creators, the FCC and the wireless industry worked together to craft a result that protects consumers without costly mandates.” To read the full statement, click here.
  • Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, has requested a report from the FTC on the privacy implications of facial recognition technology. In a news release, the Senator stated “The privacy concerns are evident. As the Commerce Committee considers privacy legislation in the future, we will need to understand the capabilities of this technology as well as the privacy and security concerns raised by their development.” The letter itself is available here.