From The Verge:
The FCC has halted a set of privacy rules that would have required internet providers to more responsibly handle your sensitive data.
Internet providers have been lobbying to overturn the entire set of privacy rules for a couple months now — in short, they don’t like that they’ll soon have to ask permission to share your web browsing habits.
And with today’s action, it seems that they’re likely to get their wish. The stricter consumer privacy protections aren’t yet in effect, and the data security portion that would have gone live tomorrow is now on hold. The commission doesn’t plan to implement the requirements until it gets a chance to revisit the entire set of rules.
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Documents and Statements From FCC
- Primary Document: FCC Stays Data Security Regulation from Broadband Privacy Order
- News Release: FCC Takes Step Towards Ensuring Consumers Have Uniform Online Privacy Protections
- News Release: FCC Chairman & FTC Chairman on Protecting Americans’ Online Privacy
- Statement of FCC Commissioner Clyburn
- Statement of FCC Commissioner O’Rielly