FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler stopped by our offices to explain the proposal, which will be voted on by the commission later this year after a period of public comment. Here is what you need to know about the proposed rules.
As encryption becomes more common, that loophole will get smaller. But regardless of whether Internet traffic is encrypted, Wheeler said that it is important to protect information about what websites a person visits.
“I might be getting encrypted data,” he said, “but if I visit a cancer center, just the fact that I’m going to the cancer center is of interest to an insurance company.”
Author: Julia Angwin