FTC Staff Comment to the Federal Communications Commission: In the Matter of Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

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FTC staff submitted a comment to the FCC regarding its proposed privacy rulemaking for broadband internet access service providers. The comment responds to questions from the FCC and offers suggested changes that address a number of issues in the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking, including how personally identifiable information is defined, the structure of privacy notices, the role of consumer notice and choice in various business practices, and the proposed regulations on data security and breach notification.