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Daily Dashboard | NY attorney general supports FCC privacy plan; AT&T warns of rate hikes Related reading: A view from Brussels: Germany seeks extension for CJEU judge


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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