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US telcos seek relaxation of privacy rules

Tuesday 20 August 2013 | 09:30 CET | News
The biggest US cable and telecommunications companies, including Comcast and Verizon, are pushing for a relaxation of privacy rules in Washington that could allow the companies to sell information about their customers' telephone use and other services, according to The Financial Times. A relaxation of these rules would allow these traditional companies to be treated equally to Google and Facebook, and not like public utilities. The change would shift authority from the Federal Communications Commission and expand the mandate of the Federal Trade Commission, simplifying the regulatory

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Categories: General
Companies: Comcast / Facebook / FCC / Google / Verizon
Countries: United States
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