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Consumers Union Praises Final FCC Broadband Privacy Rules

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, today praised the FCC’s passage of final broadband privacy rules that will better protect consumer online privacy and give more power to consumers to determine how their information is used by companies.

Jonathan Schwantes, senior telecom policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, “As the Internet has become ubiquitous, broadband providers have gained a unique, all-encompassing window into our daily lives. Consumers deserve to know – and have a say in – who is collecting certain information about them and how it’s used. We think these new rules are strong, fair and necessary as we live more and more of our lives online. We’re also pleased that the Commission has committed to addressing arbitration clauses across telecommunications products in the coming year, and we look forward to working with them on this important consumer issue.”