F.C.C. Proposes Privacy Rules for U.S. Internet Providers

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.In the proposal, before the Federal Communications Commission, the agency’s chairman, Tom Wheeler, called for broadband service providers to disclose clearly how data may be collected about users’ online browsing and other activities. The plan also called for the companies to bolster the security of customer data.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/11/technology/fcc-proposes-privacy-rules-for-internet-providers.htmlAlso see:U.S. communications agency unveils Internet privacy proposal
The head of the U.S. communications regulator on Thursday released a long-awaited proposal to protect consumers’ Internet privacy, but it would not bar any data collection practices.The plan would require broadband providers to obtain consumer consent, disclose data collection, protect personal information and report breaches. Broadband providers currently collect consumer data without consent and some use that data for targeted advertising, which has drawn criticism from privacy advocates.
http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-fcc-internet-idINKCN0WC22QBroadband Consumer Privacy Proposal Fact Sheet
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