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

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
July 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Boost Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs
June 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Community Broadband Progress
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken in Hearing: We Must Examine if AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
June 17, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation
June 9, 2014 Top Tech Group to Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Should be Blocked
June 4, 2014 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Bill to Ban Stalking Apps Once and for All
June 4, 2014 Hearing of the Privacy, Technology, and the Law Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Location Privacy Protection Act
May 28, 2014 Chairman Franken to Hold Hearing on Bill to End Stalking Apps Once and for All; Announces Witness List
May 21, 2014 Letter to Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast - Regarding Net Neutrality
May 19, 2014 Sen. Franken Skeptical that AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
May 15, 2014 Sen. Franken: FCC's Net Neutrality Vote Could "Spell the Beginning of the End of the Internet as We Know It"
May 14, 2014 The Huffington Post - Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality. You Should Be Worried.
May 13, 2014 Letter to Oh-Hyun Kwon, CEO of Samsung Electronics, and Gregory Lee, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America - Regarding Privacy Implications of Smartphone Fingerprint Technology
May 11, 2014 TIME - Al Franken Says FCC Proposed Rules Are "The Opposite of Net Neutrality"
May 10, 2014 CNET - Al Franken's Crusade to Stop Comcast and Save Media
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Free and Open Internet
May 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Universal Service of Advanced Communications
April 24, 2014 In Letter to Sen. Franken, Netflix Says Competition & Consumers Will Suffer if Comcast/Time Warner Cable Deal is Approved
April 9, 2014 Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Will Lead to Fewer Choices, Higher Prices, Even Worse Service
March 19, 2014 Letter to Renata Hesse and David Gelfand, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General of the Antitrust Devision of the Department of Justice - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Proposal Threatens Nature of Internet, Raises Net Neutrality Concerns
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
Feb. 19, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on FCC Chair Comments on Net Neutrality
Feb. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission, Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, and Edith Ramierez, Chairwoman Federal Trade Commission - Comcast/Time-Warner Deal
Feb. 12, 2014 After Ford Clarifies Data Collection Practices, Sen. Franken Underscores Need for His Location Privacy Bill
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Protect the Open Internet
Feb. 3, 2014 Democratic Leaders Introduce Net Neutrality Legislation
Jan. 22, 2014 Budget Provision Klobuchar, Franken, Paulsen Fought For Will Help Improve Safety and Efficiency for Medical Device Approval Process
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler - Issue Net Neutrality Rules to Keep Internet Free & Open
Jan. 15, 2014 In Wake of Data Breaches, Sen. Franken Calls for Stronger Credit, Debit Card Security Measures
Jan. 14, 2014 Letter to Ford Motor Company Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally - Clarify GPS Data Collection Practices
Jan. 14, 2014 Sen. Franken: Ruling on Net Neutrality a Blow to Internet Freedom
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Humayun Chaudhry, President and CEO Federation of State Medical Boards, and Jon Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Directors - Applaud Federation of State Medical Boards Proposal to Advance Telemedicine
Jan. 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Announces Report Showing Consumers Need More Info About Privacy Protections for In-Car Navigation Tech
Dec. 11, 2013 At Sen. Franken's Urging, Administration Launches Investigation into Development of Health Care Website
Nov. 13, 2013 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Transparency Surveillance Bill
Nov. 6, 2013 Chairman Franken Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Tim Cook, Apple Inc. - Sen. Franken Questions Apple on Privacy Implications of New iPhone Fingerprint Technology
Sept. 12, 2013 Letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook - Reconsider Potential Expansion of its Facial Recognition Program
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Surveillance Programs
July 11, 2013 Rockerfeller, Whitehouse, Franken, Capps Introduce Bill to Encourage Low-Incom Health Clinics to Adopt Electronic Health Records
May 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Rural Communities and Businesses
April 25, 2013 Letter to Mr. Lowell McAdam, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, Inc. and Mr. Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, Inc. - Expanded Cell Phone Service in Southwest Minnesota
March 23, 2013 Senate Approves Sens. Franken, Fischer's Bipartisan Amendment Calling for Broadband to Rural Areas
March 23, 2013 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Budget Plan Reins in Spending, Grows Minnesota's Economy
March 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes for Minnesota Priorities in Senate Budget
March 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Wins Major Victory in Ongoing Fight to End Dropped Calls in Greater Minnesota
March 13, 2013 Letter to Mr. Will Smith, CEO Euclid, Inc. - Stop Tracking Consumers without Their Permission
March 11, 2013 SJC Members Introduce Legislation To Restore Consumer Choice
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