Statement from James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Kids Action
Common Sense Kids Action
Thursday, October 27, 2016
"Common Sense applauds Chairman Wheeler and the Commission for approving strong new protections for the privacy of children and families in their online lives and the right for broadband consumers to make informed choices about the use and sharing of their and their kids’ online information, including web and app activity, and geolocation. The new FCC rule will also protect families as they move from computers and mobile devices to a growing Internet of Things. This is an excellent step in increasing privacy protections for Americans overall, and we look forward to supporting the rule’s implementation as well as to supporting similarly robust rules for other online actors.
"We have long noted that children are particularly vulnerable online, and this rule appropriately acknowledges their susceptibility to privacy harms by giving their information the highest level of protection from the FCC. In addition, we expect that this rule will protect broadband users at schools and libraries, and we hope it enables those institutions to make privacy choices that protect students and patrons.”
For more information, read the FCC Press Release and Fact Sheet regarding the new Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules.