FCC blocks stricter broadband privacy rules from taking effect

March 1, 2017 By David Shepardson NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules on the eve of implementation, regulations that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than web sites face to protect customers’ private data. The reversal by the Trump administration’s U.S. Federal Communications Commission was a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc . The rules aimed to protect personal consumer data. They would have subjected broadband internet service providers to more stringent data…

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