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State Broadband Privacy Issue Brief

Consumer Reports developed this issue brief to help state legislatures enact broadband privacy legislation to protect the confidentiality of Americans’ internet usage and online communications. This brief will:

  • explain what broadband privacy legislation would do;
  • describe how the federal government has abdicated responsibility to the states;
  • demonstrate why such protections are needed; and
  • recommend specific elements that should be included in any broadband privacy proposal.