The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it has updated the list of companies it has asked to participate in its study of broadband companies’ privacy practices. The agency withdrew orders to AT&T and Verizon Communications, and has instead sent those requests to their respective subsidiaries. The FTC also sent a new request to Charter Communications. Initially announced in March, the FTC’s examination looks to discover which categories of personal information are collected by the providers, whether they offer consumers choices about how their data is used and disclosed and the processes they have in place to allow consumers to exercise their data rights.
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