Items tagged "Privacy"

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Sen. Markey Joins Public Interest Groups in Opposition to Congressional Plan to Kill Online Privacy

February 27, 2017 Broadband , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joined Senator Edward J. Markey and representatives from four other public interest groups to speak in opposition to Congressional plans to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last fall.

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Public Knowledge Moves to Preserve FCC’s Online Privacy Rules

February 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Recently, Public Knowledge filed an Opposition to Petitions for a Stay of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy rules adopted in 2016. The rules currently prevent Internet Service Providers from tracking a customer’s online behavior without permission.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FTC for Defending Consumer Privacy in $2.2 Million Vizio Lawsuit

February 6, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Today, Vizio Inc. settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office over the company’s unauthorized collection of consumer viewing data gathered from 11 million Vizio smart TVs. The company agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle the charges.

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Public Knowledge Joins Groups in Letter Urging Congress to Protect Consumer Privacy

January 27, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joins a coalition of more than 15 consumer advocacy, civil rights and privacy groups in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). The groups urge Congress to oppose the use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to adopt a Resolution of Disapproval overturning the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy order.

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Public Knowledge Opposes Industry Effort to Exploit Routine FCC Regulatory Review

January 4, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations. Congress requires the FCC to conduct a biennial review to determine if the agency’s recent telecommunications regulations “are no longer necessary in the public interest” due to “meaningful economic competition” between telecommunications service providers.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosts Connected Car Security Flaws Briefing December 6

November 30, 2016 automotive , Cybersecurity , DSRC , Privacy , Spectrum

This event has been rescheduled due to time conflicts and to better accommodate panelists. We will announce a new date at a later time. Please contact Shiva Stella with media inquiries.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Protecting Consumer Privacy Online

October 27, 2016 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to pass broadband privacy rules that protect consumer data online. Public Knowledge commends the FCC for taking drastic steps to provide broadband customers with the tools they need to make informed decisions about the use and sharing of their information by broadband providers.

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Media Alert: Senator Markey Will Address FCC Privacy Proposal in Press Call on Thursday

October 18, 2016 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

In a press call at 12:00pm EST this Thursday, consumer advocates and public interest organizations from across the country will explain how the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rule on broadband privacy would protect consumers and their families from aggressive data collection practices conducted by Internet Service Providers.

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PK Joins 75 Groups in FCC Letter to Protect the Internet, Online Privacy and Video Choice

October 17, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Privacy , Set-Top Box , Zero Rating

Today, Public Knowledge joins 75 public interest and civil rights groups in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commision to protect the internet and video marketplace by acting on three proceedings: the set-top box rulemaking, the broadband privacy rulemaking, and the zero-rating investigation.

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FCC Chairman Wheeler Proposes Broadband Privacy Upgrade For America

October 6, 2016 Broadband Access , FCC , Privacy

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated proposed rules that would — for the first time — prevent broadband providers from tracking the online behavior of subscribers without their express permission. The proposed rules update the 2012 general privacy framework developed by the Federal Trade Commission, and adapt the framework to protect the confidentiality of browser history, application history and other ways in which broadband providers gain windows into the private lives of their subscribers. The rules would also, for the first time, impose clear requirements for broadband carriers to protect subscriber personal information and require carriers to notify subscribers impacted by a data breach.

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