Items tagged "Broadband Privacy"

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Safe Data Act Falls Short of Providing Consumers With Comprehensive Privacy Protections

September 18, 2020 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , Data Privacy , Online Privacy , Privacy , Privacy Legislation

Yesterday, Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS), with co-sponsors Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Deb Fischer (R-NE), introduced a comprehensive federal privacy bill, “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Act’’ (SAFE DATA Act).

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Maine Court Decision Rules in Favor of State’s Law, Victory for Online Privacy

July 7, 2020 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Online Privacy , Privacy , State Legislation

Today, Judge Lance Walker in the U.S. District Court of Maine rejected arguments from ISPs that the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, and Congress’s disapproval of FCC broadband privacy rules, preempt states from asserting authority over broadband

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Maine Was Sued for Trying to Modernize Privacy Laws

June 8, 2020 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , Data Protection , Legislation , Litigation , Privacy

There are very few actions as immediately and obviously intrusive as having your mail read. No matter your age or place — or how much you still use physical mail — the right to private communications is an established social norm. Whether I send a letter, text, or email, I expect no one but the […]

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Public Knowledge Files Brief Supporting Maine’s Effort to Protect Broadband User Privacy

June 1, 2020 ACA v Frey , amicus brief , Broadband Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge filed an amicus brief at the United States District Court of Maine in the case of ACA v. Frey. In June of 2019, Maine passed a law prohibiting broadband providers from using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to a customer’s personal information without the customer’s consent. Broadband providers sued, claiming that the law infringed on their First Amendment rights and was preempted by federal law. 

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Cortez Masto’s Bill as Positive Next Step in Privacy Debate

March 1, 2019 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Data Privacy , Privacy

Yesterday, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the “Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance Privacy Act” (DATA Privacy) to encourage businesses like Facebook and Amazon to explain privacy policies in clear language while meeting requirements for data collection, processing, and storage.

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Public Knowledge Releases Paper Recommending Guiding Principles for Online Privacy Laws

December 8, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Digital Rights , Online Privacy , Whitepaper

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new white paper, “Principles for Privacy Legislation: Putting People Back in Control of Their Information,” by Senior Vice President Harold Feld. The paper recommends four guiding principles for Congress to consider before crafting any online privacy legislation in order to create the strongest protections for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Urges FTC Chairman Ohlhausen to Protect Consumer Privacy

June 12, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FTC

Today, Public Knowledge joined Consumer Federation of America, Center For Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of California, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in a letter urging Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to protect consumer privacy.

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Public Knowledge Video Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Stand Against Broadband Monopolies

April 19, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Privacy , consumer protections , FCC

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new video encouraging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to stand with Americans for broadband competition and against local broadband monopolies.

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Pie for Broadband Monopolies, Crumbs for Consumers

April 18, 2017 BDS , Broadband Privacy , Lifeline , Net Neutrality , Unlock the Box

This video draws attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to large cable and telecommunications companies that act as local broadband monopolies.

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President Trump Dismantles Online Privacy Protections

April 4, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Congress , FCC , Privacy

Today, President Trump signed a bill dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act. This bill not only terminates the FCC’s privacy rules but also prevents the agency from creating similar privacy protections in the future. The bill previously passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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