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Internet Consumer Data Privacy

The way the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has classified broadband internet service has changed over time, shifting jurisdiction over internet privacy concerns from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the FCC and back again. When the FCC had jurisdiction, under its 2015 Open Internet Order, it adopted new rules on internet privacy in 2016. Among other things, the rules generally required internet providers to obtain customers’ permission before using or sharing sensitive customer information.

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