Posted in Privacy, TLC Law

Major internet providers say will not sell customer browsing histories

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?

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