Thursday, March 23, 2017

Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent

Last year, former US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a rule that would prevent internet providers from selling customers’ private data to third parties without their consent; the rule passed in October 2016 with clear guidelines for how ISPs must secure permission before sharing information like browsing history and location data with advertisers. Now, that ruling is under threat, as the Senate is set to vote on Thursday on whether to roll it back and once again allow ISPs like Comcast and AT&T to once again have their way with your data. There’s no benefit for consumers…

This story continues at The Next Web

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