Charter has submitted formal comments to the Federal Trade Commission as it launches “Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” to examine how to protect online privacy and data security for all.
Rapid advances in technology continue to radically change the privacy landscape. Given changes in technology use and consumers’ expectations around the protection of personal online information, Charter believes a national uniform framework establishing strong online privacy protections and data security is needed to give our customers confidence that their privacy is being protected throughout their online experience. It is also necessary to ensure the Internet continues to function as a powerful engine for our entire economy in the digital age. Such a national framework should establish uniform online privacy protections for all Americans no matter where they go on the internet, and should focus on the core principles of consumer control and meaningful consent, transparency, parity, uniformity and security.