New Seattle cable rule to protect internet data privacy

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has directed that curbs be imposed on internet providers to protect customers’ data privacy.

Under a new rule scheduled to take effect May 24, the three companies that have cable franchise agreements with the city must get customer permission if they want to sell personal information or web browsing details.

The city privacy protections come after President Donald Trump signed a bill last month rolling back upcoming federal measures that would have stopped internet companies from collecting and selling customer information without permission.

Read more at The Seattle Times.

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