FCC proposes new restrictions on how broadband providers share data

As of today, there’s a new set of rules for how your internet provider can collect and share information about you. In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to propose new privacy rules for broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, as part of the FCC’s new powers under Section 222 of Title II. The proposal will now enter a comment period, in which providers and other stakeholders will weigh in, before the commission can vote on whether to approve it.

If adopted, the proposed rules would place significant new restrictions on how data can be collected and shared by broadband providers. Crucially, consumers would be required to opt in for any data-sharing that is not related to communications services, and more…

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