Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the formation of a Privacy and Data Protection Task Force at the FCC during a recent speech at the Center for Democracy and Technology Forum on Data Privacy. The Task Force will coordinate rulemaking, enforcement, and public awareness efforts across the Commission that concern privacy and data protection matters, including data breaches (such as those involving telecommunications providers) and vulnerabilities involving third-party vendors that service regulated communications providers.

This Update summarizes the Task Force’s key priorities, its membership, and the initial reactions from stakeholders.

Read the full Update here.