The Federal Communications Commission's newly published broadband privacy rules do not prohibit pay-for-privacy pricing programs, instead promise to take a "case-by-case approach," MediaPost reports. "We will closely monitor the development of financial incentive practices, particularly if allegations arise that service prices are inflated such that customers are essentially compelled to choose between protecting their personal information and very high prices," the FCC said in the rules. "The approach we take today enables BIAS providers the flexibility to experiment with innovative financial incentive practices while ensuring that such practices are neither predatory nor coercive." While some were displeased with the FCC's move, Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn called the decision one that "toughens our pay-for-privacy safeguards." Editor's Note: Jedidah Bracy, CIPP, covered the FCC's approval of the broadband consumer privacy order in a piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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