ACLU Comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s Rulemaking on Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

Document Date: May 31, 2016
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The ACLU submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 27, 2016 supporting its proposed privacy rules for broadband internet access services. Specifically, the comments support the FCC’s move to apply the traditional privacy protections of the Communications Act to broadband providers, which will place important limits on provider’s ability to disclose customer’s data to third parties and advertisers without consent. The ACLU also submitted reply comments to this rulemaking on July 6, which can be found here.