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ISPs plead innocence amid passing of harmful privacy law

President Trump has finally stamped his seal of approval on a privacy ruling which grants an overwhelming win for ISPs and advertisers in the US, while dealing a significant blow to consumer privacy protection. That is unless you believe the claims made by the big three that they have no intention of taking advantage of this free ride. The new law overturns the regulations set out by the FCC in the Obama era, meaning that AT&T, Verizon and Comcast can now sell sensitive consumer data such as location, web history and financial information to advertisers without user permission. However, the three ISP giants have all since stated that they have never collected and sold personal data from their broadband users,…

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