Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

FCC Issues NPRM On Broadband Privacy Guidelines For ISPs

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish privacy guidelines for ISPs offering broadband services. The new rules would ensure that consumers understand and consent to the purchase of ISP broadband services, and that ISPs providing such services using collected consumer data use such data provide their customers with opportunities to "opt in" and "opt out" of marketing those ISPs' services.  The proposed rules would also require that ISPs give timely notice to consumers, the FCC, and appropriate other government agencies, including the FBI, in cases of breach.

More here in the FCC's press release.

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