Comcast Statement on Internet Privacy
Comcast Cable Communications President Stephen B. Burke issued the following statement today regarding Internet privacy:
"Since we launched our own Internet network six weeks ago in the wake of Excite@Home's bankruptcy, IP and URL information has been stored temporarily. This information has never been connected to individual subscribers and has been purged automatically to protect subscriber privacy. Beginning immediately, we will stop storing this individual customer information in order to completely reassure our customers that the privacy of their information is secure."
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