On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rigorous privacy rules for broadband internet, ushering in a new regulatory regime for telecommunication companies. The Broadband Privacy Order creates a much more prescriptive ruleset for both broadband internet service providers and voice/VoIP providers. However, the verdict is out on how this rule will be enforced as the FCC will inevitably shift from a Democratic to a Republican majority with the election of Donald Trump.
This release discusses the FCC’s approval of the Broadband Privacy Order, its implications for telecommunication companies, and the potential impact of a new Republican Administration on FCC enforcement.
The objective of our 3things series is to highlight three key takeaways from evolving risk and regulatory issues impacting the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors. Companies in these rapidly evolving industries face increasing market and competitive risks, as well as other internal and financial risks from the challenges of managing their complex - and often global - businesses.
They are also facing an uncertain regulatory environment, as regulators across the globe grapple with how to effectively implement their policy objectives in an era of unprecedented technological change. As these risk and regulatory issues emerge, we will publish future 3things which aims to provide a timely, concise and practical analyses of the issue.
Principal, Risk and Regulatory
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Cybersecurity & Privacy Director
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