New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has expressed support for the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed privacy rules, The Hill reports. “Indeed, as the gateway to the internet, [broadband] providers are able to collect an unprecedented breadth of electronic personal information including not only a consumer’s name, address and financial information but also every website he or she visited, the links clicked on those websites, geo-location information, and the content of electronic communications,” Bureau of Internet and Technology Chief Kathleen McGee said. Meanwhile, AT&T warns the FCC’s privacy rules will likely lead to higher broadband prices. In a presentation shared with the FCC, AT&T argued, “Any consent requirement that hamstrings an ISP’s efforts to pursue either type of collateral revenues will impose upward pressure on broadband prices and diminish broadband adoption.”
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