Seattle Boosts Broadband Privacy In Wake Of Bill Nixing Rules

By Kelly Knaub1

Law360, New York (May 5, 2017, 8:12 PM EDT) — The city of Seattle has issued a rule to strengthen broadband privacy for consumers a month after President Donald Trump signed a bill eliminating privacy rules for broadband providers set by the Federal Communications Commission late in the Obama administration.

The Seattle Information Technology Department on Wednesday issued Rule 2017-01, which requires cable operators to obtain opt-in consent before sharing a customer’s web browsing history or otherwise using such information unless it’s necessary to render a service the consumer has ordered or is being requested under…


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