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FCC requires ISPs to get customer opt-in before sharing data

28
Oct
2016
FCC requires ISPs to get customer opt-in before sharing data

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Thursday claimed a victory for privacy after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to require internet service providers to obtain opt-in permission from customers to use or share their personal data.

“Today’s vote is a historic win for privacy and free expression and for the vitality of the internet,” ACLU Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley said in a statement. “Just as telephone companies are not allowed to listen in to our calls or sell information about who we talk to, our internet providers shouldn’t be allowed to monitor our internet usage for profit.”

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