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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Technology and Communication

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts
July 12, 2016 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc.- Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Secretary of the Federal Communications Committee - Call on FCC To Strengthen Privacy Protections For Consumers
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules
June 15, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Extensive Report Detailing Concerns with FBI Facial Recognition Program
June 14, 2016 Sen. Franken: Court Decision Upholding Net Neutrality a Victory for Consumers, Innovators, Business
April 28, 2016 Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 7, 2016 Letter to Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR - Questioning Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
April 7, 2016 The Hill - Franken Presses for Privacy Info on Oculus Rift
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of justice and Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Time Warner Cable Deal for Potential Harm to Consumers
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Release of Proposed Rules for Internet Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Ban Dangerous Smartphone Stalking Apps Once and for All
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Foster More Competition and Choice in Pay-TV Video Box Marketplace
Oct. 27, 2015 Sen. Franken: Senate Cybersecurity Bill Doesn't Protect Americans' Privacy
Oct. 27, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct. 26, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill
Oct. 22, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families
Sept. 3, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Broadband 'As Important as Textbooks'
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Call For "Do Not Disturb" Technology to Block Telemarketing and Unwanted Robocalls
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Dept. of Homeland Security Says Senate Cybersecurity Bill Would Sweep Away Privacy Rights, Make Information Sharing More Difficult
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: New Report on Facial Recognition Technology Highlights Lack of Privacy Standards
July 27, 2015 Key Federal Agencies Underscore Need for Sen. Franken's Bill to Ban "Stalking Apps"
July 22, 2015 Wyden, Senators Call on FCC to Apply Privacy Protections to Broadband
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General and The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market
July 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Cable and Internet Pricing
June 24, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Boost Mobile Competition in Spectrum Auction
June 18, 2015 Burr, Franken Introduce Bill to Bring Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 16, 2015 Letter to Dan Shulman, CEO of PayPal - PayPal's New User Agreement
May 22, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
May 19, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Cracking Down on Stalking Apps
May 12, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Access to Affordable Cable TV Programming
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Consumer Information and Prevent Data Breaches
April 29, 2015 KSTP - Investigates: Selling Your Secrets
April 27, 2015 Time - Senator Al Franken: Politicians Didn't Stop the Comcast--Time Warner Deal. You Did.
April 23, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Reports of Comcast Dropping its Bid to Buy Time Warner Cable
April 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call on Federal Regulators to Block Massive Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
April 21, 2015 Letter to Chairman Wheeler and Attorney General Holder - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
April 20, 2015 Tech Crunch - The Tide Is Turning Against Comcast's Proposal To Buy Time Warner Cable
April 11, 2015 The New York Times - Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke
March 6, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey, Whitehouse And Franken Introduce Legislation To Ensure Transparency And Accountability In Data Broker Industry
March 5, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal, Whitehouse and Franken Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in Data Broker Industry
Feb. 26, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
Feb. 26, 2015 Sen. Franken: FCC Vote to Adopt Net Neutrality Protections an "Enormous Victory" for American People
Feb. 26, 2015 Leading Democratic Senators Praise FCC's Adoption Of Net Neutrality Rules
Feb. 25, 2015 Mashable - Net Neutrality Vote Will be a Win for Free Speech
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to Gregory Lee, CEO, Samsung Electronics North America - Request for Information
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to William Cho, President of LG Electronics USA - Smart TVs Collecting & Sharing Private Conversations
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