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GOP tells FCC to just stop what it’s doing until inauguration

Republicans in Congress have urged the Federal Communications Commission to avoid passing any controversial regulations between now and Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.

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FCC Adopts New Privacy Rule, Limits What ISPs Can Do With Your Data

“Consumers should not have to be network engineers to understand who is collecting their data, and they should not have to be lawyers to understand if their information is protected. So it is incumbent upon every policy-maker with privacy authority to think about how to make our policies more simple and more consistent,” wrote Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

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DeVry University Must Stop Claiming That 90% Of Grads Get Jobs

The settlement stems from a Department of Education request that the school provide data and other information to substantiate the 90% claim. After reviewing the information that DeVry provided, the Federal Student Aid office found that the school could not provide evidence to support the claims.

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These Are The Privacy Rules Your ISP Might Soon Have to Live By

Should the government impose new rules on Internet providers to protect your privacy online? That will be the subject of an Oct. 27 vote by the Federal Communications Commission, the nation’s top broadband regulator.


CFC Applauds FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Broadband Privacy Proposal

The FCC Chairman’s proposal would prohibit Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers from sharing sensitive information without a consumer’s consent. The proposal also requires BIAS providers to inform consumers about what information they collect and with whom that information is shared.