no actual law has been changed. But the truth is that the current furor over eliminating digital privacy protections is just late — the FCC removed privacy protections for consumers more than a year ago by passing the Open Internet Order. Although the timing is off and the legal issues involved have been incorrectly framed by the popular press, the current uproar over online privacy is by no means unproductive.
Speaking at the Hudson Institute, Pai announced that he is forming the Office of Economics and Data (OED) at the FCC. This is a good first step.