Items tagged "Privacy"

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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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Public Knowledge Responds to 21st Century Privacy Coalition Statement on Consumer Data

October 5, 2016 Data Security , FCC , Privacy

Today, The 21st Century Privacy Coalition — which represents the largest cable and telecommunications companies — addressed the Federal Communications Commission’s recent efforts to protect online consumer data during a press briefing. The 21st Century Privacy Coalition, while supporting the general distinction made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) between “sensitive” and “non-sensitive” data, advocated for classifying broad categories such as “browsing history,” which generally contains sensitive information, as “non-sensitive.”

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Public Knowledge Files FCC Reply Comments to Protect Consumer Privacy Online

July 7, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on protecting the privacy of broadband customers. The NPRM seeks to examine privacy rules governing the use of personal consumer data by broadband internet access service providers.

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Public Knowledge Defends Consumer Privacy in Set-top Box Data Complaint to FCC, FTC

June 9, 2016 FCC , FTC , Privacy , Set-Top Box , Video Competition

Today, Public Knowledge filed a privacy complaint regarding set-top box customer data to both the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission. The FCC complaint asserts that cable and satellite providers fail to adequately obtain customer consent to use customer data, while the FTC complaint argues that the industry’s use of customer data without appropriate disclosures and without opt-in consent amounts to an “unfair and deceptive” practice in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosting Press Call on Protecting Consumer Privacy Online

June 6, 2016 Broadband , CPNI , FCC , Privacy

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Wednesday, June 8 at noon ET featuring public interest privacy experts who support the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to broaden privacy protections online. Broadband providers enjoy a comprehensive view of consumer data, and may be tempted to use it in anticompetitive ways or violate a customer’s privacy. This proposal marks a significant step forward in the FCC’s commitment to follow its congressional mandate by extending the same protections offered to telephone service subscribers to broadband customers.

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Public Knowledge Files in FCC NPRM to Protect Consumer Privacy Online

May 31, 2016 Broadband , CPNI , FCC , Privacy

Recently, Public Knowledge submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on protecting the privacy of broadband customers. The NPRM seeks to examine privacy rules governing the use of personal consumer data by broadband internet access service providers.

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Media Alert: PK Joins Letter Defending Broadband Privacy to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

May 11, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joins more than 10 other public interest groups in a letter promoting broadband privacy to Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC for Launching NPRM to Protect Consumer Privacy Online

March 31, 2016 Broadband , Digital Rights , FCC , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to examine privacy rules governing the use of personal consumer data by broadband Internet access service providers. Public Knowledge applauds the FCC for taking this critical step forward to protecting consumer privacy online.

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Chairman Wheeler Unveils Plan to Protect Consumer Privacy

March 10, 2016 Consumer Privacy , CPNI , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he is circulating a proposal to protect consumers’ data from unauthorized uses by Internet Service Providers. The proposal will be be considered by the Commission during its March 31st meeting. Chairman Wheeler also released a fact sheet outlining the basics of his proposal, and the need for strong consumer protection.

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