Thursday, 29 June 2017

US on cusp of cancelling FCC privacy rules

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 29 March 17

Consumer group says Congress has voted to turn Internet users from people into products.

The U.S. is close to scrapping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s broadband privacy rules, to the dismay of consumer groups. In a statement late on Tuesday, the White House said it strongly supports Congress's vote in favour of a bill repealing the rules, thereby allowing ISPs to share or sell customer information without first obtaining their consent…

The U.S. is close to scrapping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s broadband privacy rules, to the dismay of consumer groups. In a statement late on Tuesday, the White House said it strongly supports Congress's vote in favour of a bill repealing the rules, thereby allowing ISPs to share or sell customer information without first obtaining their consent…

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