Verizon reacts to FCC privacy order

Media contact(s)
Rich Young
202.515.2514

Full Transparency

Our editorial transparency tool uses blockchain technology to permanently log all changes made to official releases after publication.

More of our content is being permanently logged via blockchain technology starting [10.23.2020].

Learn more

We're committed to building trust.

Going forward more of our content will be permanently logged via blockchain technology—enabling us to provide greater transparency with authoritative verification on all changes made to official releases.

Learn more

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission today approved a new set of privacy rules for Internet Service Providers. The following statement should be attributed to Kathy Grillo, Verizon senior vice president and deputy general counsel, public policy and government affairs:

“Verizon is encouraged by the preliminary information we heard this morning about the privacy order approved by the FCC. Our company cares deeply about our customers’ privacy, and we strongly believe maintaining consumer trust is critical in each facet of our operations.

From the outset of this proceeding, we stressed the importance of creating a consistent approach to privacy that gives consumers the same information and choices about the use of their data, regardless of the type of company they interact with online.

While we will need to closely review the text of the FCC order after it is released, the final order appears to adopt rules that are much more closely aligned with the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy framework that has long applied to our ISP business and that continues to apply to the rest of the internet ecosystem.”

Related Articles

10.06.2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a set of proposed privacy rules for internet service providers.
07.14.2016
The Federal Communications Commission approved the “Spectrum Frontiers Order."