I’ve written before about the set-top box proposal that the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow Commissioners were considering. The proposal generated strong pushback from various industry components due to a variety of content and competition issues. My concern is from a privacy perspective since the original proposal would have presented a cascading number of issues due to the number of companies that would have had potential access to consumers’ data.

Chairman Wheeler and the FCC responded to the criticisms by redrafting the proposal. He just circulated the revised proposal yesterday (Thursday, September 8th) as part of the FCC’s September meeting agenda. The latest proposal would give all the affected industry entities 2 years to implement the changes.

I’m going to review this latest version to see what, if any, improvements have been made from a consumer privacy perspective. I’ll post my analysis once I’ve done my review.

Stay tuned.