FCC Passes New Privacy Legislation

FCC Passes New Privacy Legislation

Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enacted new legislation that forbids Internet providers from sharing customer’s information. Under the FCC’s new rules, consumers can stop Internet providers from sharing their protected personal information. Protected items include app history, visited sites, location data, mobile phone patterns, and more. The effort is attempting to thwart providers from selling this information to advertising agencies. The worry is that the Internet could eventually become one large surveillance system. The FCC has stepped up in favor of the consumer and stopped this. It’s definitely a win for online privacy advocates.

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