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 January 21, 2016  Posted by  Business, Online

Shaun Nichols reports:

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been urged to put in place stronger protections for broadband subscribers’ privacy.

letter [PDF] written by a coalition of 59 activist groups from across America demands that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler fast-tracks proposed rules that would restrict the ways broadband service providers can collect and share information about people’s web browsing habits and account details.

“As the role of the internet in the daily lives of consumers increases, this means an increased potential for surveillance,” the letter reads.

Read more on The Register.

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