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New FCC Rules Protect Privacy, Transparency For Internet Users

Mealey's (October 31, 2016, 9:00 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Oct. 27 adopted a set of rules providing greater privacy protection for broadband internet users.  The FCC says the rules, which are directed at broadband Internet service providers (ISPs), will ensure that broadband users “have meaningful choice, greater transparency and strong security protections for the personal information” by providing “clear guidance” on how ISPs can use and share customers’ information.

(Press release available.  Document #97-161128-001X.)

Opt In, Opt Out

Per the rules, ISPs must “obtain ‘opt-in’ consent...
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