NTIA Administrator Redl: GDPR Interpretation Threatens Internet Stability
National Telecommunications & Information Administration administrator David Redl warned Congress that the "security and stability" or the internet are at risk due to pressure to comply with the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect May 25. That warning came June 13 in the Senate Commerce Committee's first oversight hearing of the NTIA under Redl, its new administrator. Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) said the committee was also looking at the GDPR and would seek Redl's input. Redl said getting broadband mapping right was another key priority for NTIA. Ranking Member Bill Nelson (R-FL) took the opportunity to call for an oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission as well. He said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had pursued the most aggressive and anti-consumer deregulatory agenda in the history of the FCC, and it "demanded the scrutiny of this committee."
NTIA Administrator Redl: GDPR Interpretation Threatens Internet Stability Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (Hearing page) Testimony of Assistant Secretary Redl Before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee