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FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it just passed in October

Grant Gross | Feb. 27, 2017
The agency's chairman seeks a stay of rule requiring broadband providers to get customer permission to share their data

The stay is "a smart first step toward rolling back asymmetrical regulation that is at odds with consumers' privacy expectations, deters innovation and causes marketplace distortion," said Boucher, now honorary chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance, a broadband advocacy group.

 "Applying different privacy rules to the same online data by saddling only ISPs with new regulations doesn't make sense," Boucher added by email.


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