FTC orders broadband companies to hand over info on privacy practices

The Hill reports that the Federal Trade Commission is ordering the largest broadband providers to turn over information on their handling of consumer data as the agency launches an extensive review of privacy practices. "Comcast, Verizon and AT&T were among the companies that received orders from the FTC following a 5-0 vote by the agency's commissioners. The FTC said the information would be used to compile a special report on the broadband industry’s privacy practices. … The effort could shed light on the lucrative and often opaque trafficking of user data for targeted advertising."

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