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Windows 7: ISPs must now ask for permission before selling your data in Maine

31 May 2019   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
ISPs must now ask for permission before selling your data in Maine

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The state of Maine is taking a stand against Internet service providers (ISPs) that are monetizing customer information without consent by voting to pass a bill which will require express permission for such data harvesting.

On Thursday, the Maine Senate voted 35-0 to pass the bill, LD 946, which will require consumer consent before ISPs can sell their private information to third-parties.

ISPs, as the gatekeepers to our Internet access, are able to collect a vast array on our online activities if protections such as the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) are not in place. This may include website visits, browser histories, location data, and usage.

By creating a digital profile of our activities, ISPs can then sell this information on to advertisers and data brokers which are able to use this information in targeted business campaigns and tailored advertising.

LD 946 demands that ISPs secure the "express consent" of customers before "using, disclosing, selling or permitting access to customer personal information."


Read more: ISPs must now ask for permission before selling your data, Maine rules | ZDNet


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31 May 2019   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That should be true everywhere!
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31 May 2019   #3
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That should be true everywhere!
I wholeheartedly agree.
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31 May 2019   #4
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Agree here also.
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01 Jun 2019   #5
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

I would expect this to happen everywhere eventually, but how long will it take!
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01 Jun 2019   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
I would expect this to happen everywhere eventually, but how long will it take!
Sadly, I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.
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01 Jun 2019   #7
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Sadly, I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.
I agree.
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