Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback

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"The first thing concerned consumers should do is call their ISP and ask for a copy of their data logging policy. If they do not have a clear statement against logging web traffic, then assume that they are going to be logging it. If that is the case, then consumers should try to change their ISP. If they cannot change their ISP, then I recommend using Privacy Badger and HTTPS everywhere to boost online privacy. Both of these free browser add-ons are created by the EFF and should be done at a minimum."

David Cox, CEO and Founder of LiquidVPN

Privacy rights took a hit when Congress and President Trump decided to roll back rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the end of the Obama administration regarding online data collection. As Carl Weinschenk wrote:

Among other things, they mandate that consumers give their permission ("opt in") for their location, browsing history and perhaps other data to be shared …

IT staff, organization leaders, and the average citizen have all expressed levels of concern over this about-face in regard to ISP privacy. Now security professionals are chiming in with their opinions on how this decision will affect cybersecurity for consumers, for businesses, and for global relationships. Here’s what they had to say.

 
 
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