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FCC Outlines Proposed Internet Privacy Rules

Mar 11, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“Federal regulators on Thursday proposed a set of privacy rules for Internet service providers that would significantly curb the ability of companies like Comcast and Verizon to share data about their customers’ online activities with advertisers without permission from users,” The New York Times reports.

The proposal is under consideration by the Federal Communications Commission. In it, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for broadband providers to disclose details on the collection of data about users’ browsing and other online activities, along with the implementation of measures improving the security of customer data.

“The proposal, if approved, would for the first time establish privacy rules for the companies that manage the traffic of the web and would create some of the strongest privacy regulations for any segment of the technology and telecommunications industries,” The Times notes.

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  1. What if the FBI wants info? Is the FCC taking the side of Apple in this debate about privacy and FBI access?

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