Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback

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Is This Just the Beginning of Privacy Loss?

"While businesses will be able to increase revenue by either selling browsing data to advertising networks, or to use it themselves to target more services to their users, it will become harder for users to find ways to prevent this sort of tracking and have the ability to determine for themselves how they want their personal information to be used. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see if additional decisions are made by the current administration over the next few years, which may piggyback off of this decision to further strip away every individual's right to protect their personal data privacy on the internet."

Nathan Wenzler, chief security strategist at AsTech

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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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