Privacy a Growing Concern for Broadband Service Providers

Online privacy concerns have been a hot topic in Washington recently. The FCC, which is charged with spurring broadband deployment, adoption and innovation, recently concluded that privacy concerns are creating an impediment to these goals. Our Telecom Practice Group partner, John Heitmann, published an article in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel discussing 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 is available here.