Calif. Utility Regulator Spurns Bid For Telecom Privacy Rules

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT) -- The California Public Utilities Commission rejected a petition by a coalition of consumer advocates to promulgate new regulations governing the collection and use of wireless data by telecommunications companies on Monday, saying the group's concerns are unwarranted.

The rulemaking proposed by the Consumer Federation of California, The Utility Reform Network and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse sought to open a review of existing telecom carrier privacy practices and develop a set of new wireless privacy standards, according to a preliminary decision made available by the utility regulator Monday...
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