Charter CEO Pushes for Privacy Law for All Internet Companies
Earlier this week, Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge called on the US Congress to pass stronger privacy laws that will cover all internet firms including Facebook and his own ISP company.
Rutledge pointed out that inconsistent privacy rules had been undermining consumer confidence online and is now pushing for laws that promote transparency in information collection and sharing. He also said that companies must obtain opt-in consent when collecting and sharing customer data for purposes other than the ones they provide.
Charter is the second largest ISP in the US, while Rutledge is said to be the first major ISP CEO to endorse an “opt-in” online privacy law.