The broadband industry’s fight against net neutrality rules is also targeting new privacy regulations that Internet service providers really don’t want to follow.
The new privacy rules haven’t even been formulated yet. When the Federal Communications Commission reclassified broadband providers as common carriers in order to impose net neutrality rules, it also stated its intent to enforce Section 222 of Title II, which requires telecommunications carriers to protect the confidentiality of customers’ proprietary information.
However, the commission’s existing privacy rules cover telephone service rather than broadband, so the FCC said it will conduct a separate rulemaking proceeding before implementing any privacy requirements on Internet providers.
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