FTC to launch a probe into private practices of US internet providers

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FTC to launch a probe into private practices of US internet providers

By Paroma Bhattacharya

It a crucial step towards regulating and monitoring how much quantity of consumer data ISPs can collect

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly announced that it will be investigating the privacy practices of various internet service providers by requesting big companies like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T to provide non-public information explaining how they manage consumer data.

Apparently, it is one of the crucial steps towards regulating and monitoring about how much quantity of consumer data ISPs can collect and how extensively that data can be shared.

According to an FTC press release, it is conducting this study for better understanding of Internet service providers’ privacy practices in view of the advancement of telecommunication companies into vertically integrated platforms which provide content supported by advertising.

Read the full article here.

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