The FCC is set to issue new regulations on how Internet access providers collect and use consumer data. On Thursday, March 11, the agency released a fact sheet indicating that it will require broadband companies to get consent from their customers for certain advertising and data practices. The Internet wasn’t invented yesterday, so why is the agency doing this now? Evan and Berin discuss the FCC’s fact sheet and what it means for privacy and competition. Will the new regulations really be better for consumers? Will they hold up in court?
March 14, 2016