Acting pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, the US Congress, on partisan votes by Republican members, has approved a joint resolution that would rescind the detailed privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last fall for retail broadband internet access service providers (ISPs). The White House has stated that it favours Senate Joint Resolution 34 and will recommend that President Trump sign it. At that point, ISPs would still be subject to a general statutory requirement imposed on telecommunications carriers to “protect the confidentiality of proprietary information of and relating to … customers”. But until the FCC further acts there will be no specific FCC rules relating to this obligation. FCC Chairman Pai, who opposed the rules at the time of their adoption, stated upon completion of Congressional action that “moving forward, I want the American people to know that the FCC will work with the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] to ensure that consumers’ online privacy is protected through a consistent and comprehensive framework. In my view, the best way to achieve that result would be to return jurisdiction over broadband providers’ privacy practices to the FTC, with its decades of experience and expertise in this area.” Because the FCC reclassified ISPs as telecommunications carriers in 2015, the FTC has no current jurisdiction over such practices.