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Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback

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

    Threat to World Economy

    "The repeal of the rule on privacy of customers of broadband services is a major loss of both the privacy and security of U.S. citizens and customers of internet service providers. This is only increasing the profit of ISPs, at the cost and sacrifice of privacy and security of citizens without transparency and consent. When cybersecurity is a major threat to the world economies, businesses and consumers, which was a major discussion point during the World Economic Forum, and with some countries especially in the EU taking citizens’ personal data very seriously, in 2018 a major regulation known as GDPR is being imposed to put data protection back in the hands of the citizen to counteract cybercrime and excessive collection of data."

    Joseph Carson, chief security scientist at Thycotic

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    Threat to World Economy

    "The repeal of the rule on privacy of customers of broadband services is a major loss of both the privacy and security of U.S. citizens and customers of internet service providers. This is only increasing the profit of ISPs, at the cost and sacrifice of privacy and security of citizens without transparency and consent. When cybersecurity is a major threat to the world economies, businesses and consumers, which was a major discussion point during the World Economic Forum, and with some countries especially in the EU taking citizens’ personal data very seriously, in 2018 a major regulation known as GDPR is being imposed to put data protection back in the hands of the citizen to counteract cybercrime and excessive collection of data."

    Joseph Carson, chief security scientist at Thycotic

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.