ISPs

The FCC’s Proposed Privacy Regulations: What They Mean for ISPs and Those That Do Business with Them

Internet Service Providers

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently issued a proposed set of privacy regulations that, if passed, will have broad implications for broadband providers, as well as for the companies that collect or receive information from them.  We recently authored an article in Law360 that outlines the key elements of the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), includes some of the questions that the FCC is seeking comment on regarding the proposed regulations, and identifies how the regulations may impact business models and practices for companies that are not Internet Service Providers.

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Internet Providers on Notice: Draft Privacy Regulations Coming Soon

Internet Providers

This month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for privacy regulations that will apply to broadband providers.  The goals and objectives of the proposed regulations, which will be offered by FCC Chairman Wheeler, are outlined in a short document that the FCC released.  The proposed regulations will likely contain strict privacy requirements that broadband providers have never before been subject to under federal law.

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