FCC Sets New Privacy Framework For Broadband Providers

Law360, Washington (October 27, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT) -- After a contentious lead-up, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules Thursday for internet service providers' use and sharing of customer data, with the agency's chief hailing the plan as giving consumers control over data that belongs to them, not their ISPs.

The 3-2 vote came over the protest of the FCC's Republicans, who derided the framework as unduly targeting broadband providers over others in the online ecosystem in a departure from the way the Federal Trade Commission regulates companies like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. Details of the FCC plan mostly resembled a fact sheet released by FCC Chairman Tom...

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