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CompTIA Statement on FCC’s Adoption of New Broadband Privacy Rules

Oct 27, 2016Washington – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, released the following statement regarding the FCC’s adoption of an Order that will give consumers the tools they need to choose how their Internet service providers (ISPs) use and share their personal data. The statement should be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, CompTIA:


“CompTIA continues to have concerns about the FCC's privacy rules for ISPs. These rules still do not adequately harmonize approaches to privacy with that of the long-settled framework put forward by the FTC. While many of our member companies are not directly under the regulatory authority of the FCC, it is still troubling that we have competing regulatory approaches to securing consumer privacy. We are pleased that the FCC made some constructive changes around the issues of data breach notification and, to a modest extent, consumer consent requirements. Nevertheless, these rules still fall short of establishing a clear, unified standard for protecting on-line data privacy."


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