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News Story
11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The United States Federal Communications Commission last week adopted privacy rules for both wired and wireless broadband ISPs aimed at giving consumers greater control over their data, more privacy, and stronger security safeguards for that data. The rules implement Section 222 of the Communications Act. They establish a framework of customer...
News Story
10/28/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Now they'd like to see the rules expanded to other areas of the internet The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has gotten mostly praise from privacy and consumer groups for its new rules giving internet users more control over how their internet service provider (ISP) uses their personal information. On one hand, they say the rules...
News Story
10/28/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
“For over two decades, ISPs and all other internet companies have operated under the FTC’s privacy regime and during that time, the internet thrived, consumer privacy was protected and ISPs handled consumer data responsibly,” David L. Cohen, senior executive VP and chief diversity officer at Comcast says in a blog...
News Release
10/27/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband privacy rules enacted on a 3-to-2 vote as a major step toward protecting consumers’ online privacy, but added it is now necessary to extend protections to cover the rest of the Internet. “Today’s FCC action gives...
News Story
10/7/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumers would have more control over how their data is shared Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has issued a proposal for new privacy rules governing broadband internet service providers (ISP), the companies that connect you to the internet. Wheeler says the rules give consumers the tools they need to control how ISPs...
News Release
10/6/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today welcomed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed broadband privacy regulations, saying that if enacted the rules would offer consumers significant control over how broadband internet access providers can use much of their customers’ personal data. “Internet Service Providers (ISPs)...
News Story
10/6/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has refined his proposal for broadband privacy rules, but is still recommending rules that could restrict providers' ability to send targeted ads to subscribers. Wheeler's new proposal, unveiled Thursday, calls for Internet service providers to obtain users' affirmative consent...
News Story
10/6/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Research Triangle Park, N.C. — A new FCC privacy proposal up for a vote this month will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers the websites or apps you've been using. The Federal Communication Commission has changed its broadband-privacy plan since it was initially...
News Story
10/6/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Cable and wireless companies would need customer permission before sharing sensitive personal data, including the contents of emails, Web browsing history, financial information and a mobile device’s geographic location, under a proposal released Thursday by the head of the Federal Communications...
News Story
6/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
This morning, an appellate court issued a long-awaited decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, which classified broadband access as a utility service. The regulations -- passed 3-2 last year -- include so-called "bright-line" prohibitions that prevent Internet service providers from blocking...