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Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback

  • Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback-

    Businesses Need to Be More Mindful of Encryption and Data Sharing

    "Some IT pros believe the privacy changes could lead to major consequences for businesses and the larger security market. For example, if ISPs aren’t required to provide the same level of protections when managing company data, we should expect to see more data leaks and less responsibility taken by companies for the breaches. Many IT pros also believe that if these privacy changes are put in place, data encryption will be even more important to prevent potential leaks. But as we know from the Spiceworks encryption report, most businesses are not currently encrypting their data at rest."

    IT Analyst Peter Tsai of Spiceworks

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    Businesses Need to Be More Mindful of Encryption and Data Sharing

    "Some IT pros believe the privacy changes could lead to major consequences for businesses and the larger security market. For example, if ISPs aren’t required to provide the same level of protections when managing company data, we should expect to see more data leaks and less responsibility taken by companies for the breaches. Many IT pros also believe that if these privacy changes are put in place, data encryption will be even more important to prevent potential leaks. But as we know from the Spiceworks encryption report, most businesses are not currently encrypting their data at rest."

    IT Analyst Peter Tsai of Spiceworks

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.