March 16, 2016

Consumers have right to control providers' use of personal data

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler recently laid out a consumer-centric plan to give consumers control over how Internet service providers (ISPs) use, protect and share customer information.

The Commission will consider the proposal at its March 31 meeting. Chairman Wheeler outlined the plan in a fact sheet detailing the ways he would give broadband consumers increased choice, transparency and security with respect to their personal information and other data. If adopted by the Commission, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the plan. The FCC hopes to solicit additional ideas for giving consumers control over how their online data is used by ISPs and the third parties the service providers do business with.

For Chairman Tom Wheeler's fact sheet visit