The Federal Communications Commission continues to expand its enforcement activities under the leadership of Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc. This is the FCC’s second settlement under its Open Internet Transparency Rule. In June 2015, the FCC proposed a $100 million fine under the Rule against AT&T Mobility for misleading its customers about the data speed limits on its so-called “unlimited” mobile data plans. Here’s LeBlanc’s summary of the Verizon settlement from the FCC’s press release:

“Consumers care about privacy and should have a say in how their personal information is used,
especially when it comes to who knows what they’re doing online,” said FCC Enforcement
Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc. “Privacy and innovation are not incompatible. This agreement
shows that companies can offer meaningful transparency and consumer choice while at the same
time continuing to innovate. We would like to acknowledge Verizon Wireless’s cooperation
during the course of this investigation and its willingness to make changes to its practices for the
benefit of its customers.”

The full text of the Verizon Order and Consent Decree is here.