Last Thursday, the FCC released a Fact Sheet announcing Chairman Wheeler had circulated to his fellow Commissioners a proposed Order with new privacy rules for ISPs, along with some high-level details of his proposal. At the same time, the Chairman posted a blog titled “Protecting the Privacy of Broadband Customers” – a title that implies there is currently no protection for broadband customer privacy and the proposed rules would increase privacy for broadband customers. These implications are made more explicitly in both the fact sheet and the blog, but neither is wholly correct.

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