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For Immediate Release
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Trump Signs Away Consumer Privacy Protections on the Internet

 Statement of Michael Copps​, former FCC Commissioner & Common Cause Special Adviser

Privacy goes the way of populism as Trump rolls over again for big business. Despite a campaign filled with rhetoric about the plight of forgotten Americans, Trump has once again come down on the side of corporate profiteering at the expense of Americans who don't sit on corporate boards and can't afford a $200,000 membership at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. Trump has flip-flipped on his own campaign promises and handed over Americans' right to privacy to those with the deepest pockets.

Michael Copps served as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission from 2001-11, and as acting chairman for a period in 2009. He is a special adviser for Common Cause.

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