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Understanding the FCCs Move to Protect Broadband Users Privacy

Mar 11, 2016 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

The big news out of Washington Thursday was a move by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to require broadband providers to get their customers permission before making use of the data they collect.

Its just a proposal at this point, but the rules would apply to both mobile and home broadband and require services to get explicit permission to use most types of information, such as customers location or the websites they are using. Today, companies are largely free to gat...