Internet Privacy for Small Businesses: How to Protect Your Data in the Era of Snooping
Last year, Federal Communications Commission had passed strict privacy regulations (not yet in effect), banning ISPs (Internet Service Providers) from selling their subscribers’ browsing data without consent. Recently, these regulations were reversed, allowing ISPs to collect all possible information about their customers. Such data includes precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history.
This also means that from now on, an Internet provider can sell their users’ private data to third parties, such as ad buyers, ad aggregators, and anyone else who might want to use it for their purposes.