• May 4, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Broadband privacy protections go local: Tacoma and Seattle restrict cable companies from selling personal information without permission

Two cities in Washington state, Tacoma and Seattle, have been leading America in introducing broadband privacy protections from cable companies at the city level. The new rule in Seattle, set by the City of Seattle Information Technology Department (ITD) Director’s Rule, applies to cable companies chartered in the city – including Comcast, Wave, and CenturyLink. … Continue reading “Broadband privacy protections go local: Tacoma and Seattle restrict cable companies from selling personal information without permission”

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  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level

As a response to President Trump’s signing of internet privacy repeals, Washington State now has two pieces of legislation with bipartisan support – one in the House and one in the Senate – that would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level. The first is HB 2200, “AN ACT Relating to protecting the privacy … Continue reading “New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level”

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