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FCC urged to protect broadband privacy

More than 50 US consumer and privacy organisations including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have signed a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler calling for “strong rules” to protect the privacy of broadband users by reining in ISPs’ and telcos’ ability to harvest user data without explicit consent, reports TechCrunch. The letter calls for the FCC to “move forward as quickly as possible on strong rules to protect consumers from having their personal data collected and shared by their broadband provider without affirmative consent, or for purposes other than providing broadband internet access service”. It also calls for data breach notices to be included in rules, and for broadband providers to be held accountable for any failure to take suitable precautions to protect personal data collected from users. http://tcrn.ch/1ZAkF9Z

  • Monday, 25 January 2016

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