FCC to halt rule that protects your private data from security breaches

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The Federal Communications Commission plans to halt implementation of a privacy rule that requires ISPs to protect the security of its customers' personal information.

For example, the privacy order encouraged ISPs to consider adopting industry standards such as the Cybersecurity Framework, written by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and best practices recommended by the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council.

When the FCC approved the privacy rules, Wheeler argued that ISPs are uniquely capable of collecting consumers' Internet traffic because they can monitor everything that goes over the connection and because switching ISPs is difficult for customers.

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