FCC Becomes Latest Agency to Increase Consumer Privacy and Data Security Enforcement

September 2015

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau recently issued an Enforcement Advisory, providing initial guidance regarding the protection of personal and proprietary information by retail broadband internet access providers. The FCC has demonstrated an increased willingness to more broadly and aggressively protect “the sensitive personal information of American consumers from misappropriation, breach, and unlawful disclosure.” Paul C. Besozzi, Monica S. Desai and Koyulyn K. Miller discuss the Advisory and the trend toward protecting the sensitive personal information of consumers.

Originally printed in the August/September 2015 issue of Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report. Reprinted with permission.