ISPs selling personal data: we need to frame the debate around consent

The US Senate’s vote to roll back rules preventing ISPs from collecting and selling personal data has generated an enormous amount of controversy. On the one hand, de-regulating the stifled and stagnating US economy is a necessary move to restart growth and boost innovation. And of course everyone understands businesses want and need data – … Continue reading ISPs selling personal data: we need to frame the debate around consent

FCC moves to protect customer data from ISPs and ’empower’ users

Broadband providers in the US could be prohibited from selling customer data without prior consumer consent if new proposals by the Federal Communications Commission become law. Even as the country grapples with the issue of security vs privacy in the Apple/FBI stand-off, the FCC has signaled that it thinks Government regulation has a greater role … Continue reading FCC moves to protect customer data from ISPs and ’empower’ users