Saturday February 13, 2016

Cable, Phone Industry Urge FCC To Limit Internet Privacy Protections

Some are suggesting that this is "an attempt by the phone and cable giants to stop the FCC from protecting the privacy of broadband consumers."

Broadband providers currently collect significant amounts of consumer data and some use data for targeted advertising, drawing criticism from privacy advocates. The American Cable Association, U.S. Telecom Association, Consumer Technology Association, National Cable & Telecommunications Association and other groups wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to propose limited broadband privacy protections consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's rules that bar "unfair or deceptive" practices.