Wheeler: Third-party set-tops will have to protect consumer privacy, too
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to stump for his new set-top proposal, assuring the Washington Post that under his plan, makers of third-party devices sold at retail will have to abide by the same privacy concerns that cable and satellite set-tops do if they are to work in the pay-TV ecosystem.
"The cable companies are collecting information on you today, and they have a set of rules they have to live by," Wheeler said. "There are rules for device manufacturers and service providers at both the federal and the state level, and what we're going to do in our rulemaking is say [to new entrants], 'You have to have the same kind of rules that cable companies have.' "
You can read the full Washington Post story here.