Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc are, officially, not interested in selling customer’s (individual) data.
As per usual, the devil lies in the deatil: like for Facebook, selling anonymised data is not illegal, but:
- what if these ocmapnies get hacked and this data is taken before being anonymised?
- what if by adding several filters it is possible to takcle one individual? I mean, how many Nick Short can there be in a city of 100’000 , who attended university X, worked at Z and Y, aged between 3A and 3B, liking sport W and affected by XX diseases?