Time For Broadband Service Providers To Take Note Of Developing Privacy Regulation
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
September 2010
The article discusses how broadband service providers may soon find themselves subject to new and strengthened privacy and data security regulations touching a wide range of topics including the use of customer data for marketing, cloud computing and cybersecurity. This article provides a brief overview of what's happening, with a particular focus on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) activity in this area. While numerous privacy and data security bills with potential implications for broadband providers are pending in Congress, and more are in the works, e.g., Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) reform, the specifics of these initiatives are beyond the scope of this article.