New Article on Evolving Privacy Regulation Affecting Broadband Service Providers

Increasingly, what’s happening online is driving the evolution of privacy regulation. And increasingly, Americans are getting online via broadband connections.

The FCC, which is charged with spurring broadband deployment, adoption and innovation, recently concluded that privacy concerns are creating an impediment to these goals. A new article published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel provides an overview of the FCC’s broadband privacy agenda and related jurisdictional issues, including shared jurisdiction with the FTC. The article also highlights initiatives by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Task Force and the FTC regarding online privacy.

The article – available here – should prove useful for broadband providers and others in the Internet ecosystem looking for a quick read on how federal agencies, including those less obvious than the FTC, are engaging with respect to online privacy issues.