by Nolan Leahy

On March 23, the US Senate voted to permit Internet Service Providers to vend consumer web browsing history. This vote repealed the FCC’s rules and regulations regarding the practice of selling this data that was set back during the Obama Administration.

Recently, United States citizens have been concerned about the safety of their browsing information and articles discussing how to obtain and use a Virtual Private Network to protect browsing histories have been appearing as a response.

Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon alike have all made statements saying that they will not sell their customers’ browsing histories in a statement of reassurance according to Michael Potuck, a writer for 9to5mac.

AT&T’s blog states that they have no plans to change after President Trump signs the repeal. The privacy policy currently states that it “will not sell your personal information to anyone, for any purpose. Period.”

Verizon Spokesperson Richard Young and Comcast’s Chief privacy officer said that their companies have no plans to sell browsing histories of consumers, and that the future repeal will not change anything.

Sources: Seeking Alpha, Beta News, AT&T

Image: Digital Trends


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