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[NYtimes] FCC Advances Privacy Proposal for U.S. Internet Users

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent. [...]

Broadband providers currently collect consumer data without consent and some use that data for targeted advertising, which has drawn criticism from privacy advocates. [...]

Advocacy group Free Press praised the FCC for moving ahead and said the commission must consider other issues in setting rules including "pay-for-privacy, deep-packet inspection, upselling services, competition and data security." [...]

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/03/31/technology/31reuters-fcc-priva...