FCC votes for strict new broadband privacy rules

By March 31, 2016 News

By Grant Gross The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has taken a major step toward new regulations requiring ISPs to get customer permission before using or sharing their Web-surfing history and other personal information.The FCC voted 3-2 Thursday to approve a notice of proposed rule-making, or NPRM, the first step toward passing new regulations, over the objections of the commission’s two Republicans.[ Safeguard your browsers; InfoWorld’s experts tell you how in the “Web Browser Security Deep Dive” PDF guide. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The proposed rules, which will now be released for public comment, require ISPs to get opt-in permission from customers if they want to use their personal information for most reasons besides marketing their own products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here …read more

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