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FCC tells ISPs to improve customer privacy protection

Thursday 21 May 2015 | 10:31 CET | News
The US Federal Communications Commission has called on broadband providers to do more to protect customers' privacy. In one of the first statements on how it will enforce its new Open Internet Order, which extends key telephony regulations to ISPs, the Commission said that absent privacy protections, a broadband provider's use of personal and proprietary information could be at odds with its customers' interests. Improving privacy protection is part of the implementation of Section 222 of the Communications Act, one of the key pieces of legislation used to pass the Open Internet Order. While

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