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Broadband Industry Criticizes FCC Privacy Proposal

Executives representing broadband companies are voicing objections to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed privacy regulations, which would require broadband providers to obtain people's opt-in consent before using data about their Web-surfing activity for ad purposes. “The idea that the ISP has this singular view of everything you do is outdated,” Debbie Matties, formerly of the FTC but now an executive with The CTIA, said at a recent panel discussion.

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