Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FCC Puts Its Broadband Privacy Rules On Ice

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I'm interested to see what they mean by a "comprehensive and consistent" privacy framework.

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said his agency would halt broadband privacy rules due to go in effect on March 2nd, and he's making good on his word. The Commission has stayed the regulation at the last minute, giving the regulator time to create a more "comprehensive and consistent" privacy framework (that is, one that encompasses everything) in tandem with the FTC. This doesn't mean that your internet provider will run roughshod over your privacy in the meantime, the FCC argues. It'll just have to honor the rules that have been in place for roughly two years, and will still have to account for rules kicking in later this year.