The Federal Communications Commission is set to enforce new privacy regulations on Internet providers. The FCC’s “enforcement advisory” outlines, with little detail, the actions it will take when a company violates its customers’ privacy. Critics claim the FCC is on its way to enforcing strict regulatory powers.


Berin Szoka, the president of the libertarian group TechFreedom, said the FCC’s statement “confirms my worst fears.”

“There are no limiting principles on what the agency is doing, and they’re going to make it all up as they go,” Szoka said.