Originally published in TR Daily on March 6, 2017.
“Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell pointed out that the FCC’s broadband privacy rules don’t apply to ‘Wi-Fi service offered by coffee shops,’ so that if one person in a coffee shop is using their wireless providers’ network to surf the Web, and another is using the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi, they will be have different levels of privacy protection. ‘The FCC rules are largely nonsensical,’ he said.
‘Why not have the same rules apply everywhere?’ Mr. Campbell added. ‘From a consumer’s perspective, it doesn’t matter who violates your privacy. … The whole FCC argument of stricter rules for ISPs revolves around the idea that they’re unique somehow. That’s just factually untrue.'”