Trump To Murder Your Internet Browsing Privacy
There are concerns being raised with Congress passing a bill earlier this week to get done with the FCC privacy rules set by the previous administration. This bill will give added power to the Internet service providers (ISP) to collect and sell user’s internet history and other personal data.
Any last of this bill not being passed have been set aside with President Donald Trump confirming his stand to support the bill which will give ISP’s more freedom to use your personal data to commercial use.
Sean Spicer Press secretary speaking to Reuters said he has no details when Trump would sign the repeal bill, but that doesn’t change the fact that its happening.
Apart from storing and potentially selling user internet browsing history to ISP’s will also be able to collect several other data without the knowledge of the internet user.
During the Obama administration, the privacy bill adopted in October required ISPs to better protect the privacy of their customers. As per the bill the ISP’s needed to obtain the consent of the client before using various types of personal information including
geolocation, financial information, health data, children information, and web browsing data.
The cause of concern is corporates like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others will start selling your browsing habits. As more and more data is collected by the companies it will be more dangerous for users in case of a data breach.It has been seen from time to time how hackers have been able to break through the best of secure systems. With the ISP database having so much information to share, it can easily be the potential target for hackers and spy agencies alike.
The killing of the internet privacy may harm the internet users in the near future. FCC’s new chairman Ajit Pai has always been a strong opposer against net neutrality and suggested that the days of net neutrality are numbered. As we all wait to see Trump declare the death of your internet privacy, every netizen should learn what you can do to protect your privacy going forward.