FCC Asks for Comments on Privacy Issues Outlined by CDT
The FCC's National Broadband Plan was granted a month extension by Congress. The Commission is using the extension, in part, to put out an official call for comments on a range of important privacy issues that were first outlined by CDT in a letter to the agency.
In announcing its formal call for comments, the FCC says:
"In order to inform the Commission’s development of a National Broadband Plan, the Commission has inquired about the relevance of online privacy protections to broadband adoption and deployment. For example, in the Notice of Inquiry initiating the National Broadband Plan proceeding, the Commission asked '[w]hat are consumer expectations of privacy when using broadband services or technology and what impact do privacy concerns have on broadband adoption and use?' The Commission has also
solicited responses to questions about online privacy as it relates to cloud computing.
"The Center for Democracy and Technology recently filed a letter with significant questions about the use of personal information and privacy in an online, broadband world. The Commission seeks public comment on the questions and topics raised by the Center for Democracy and Technology in its letter."
CDT plans to submit comments before the January 22 deadline.