FCC looking to curb provider use of consumer data

The FCC may discuss rules as soon as this month aimed at helping protect consumers "from potentially unwanted use of their Internet data by the providers, many of whom are looking to boost profits by using customer data to sell more targeted advertising online."

While such concerns were once primarily focused on fixed-line broadband companies, U.S. wireless operators are increasingly looking to monetize consumer data in a saturated smartphone market. Article

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