Who owns your information?
“FCC Moves To Tighten Marketing Of Data,” The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2016 A3. Finally, consumers get some limited privacy protection. Internet providers need to secure the customers’ ok before marketing their consumers’ sensitive information like search history.
Leaving aside that a customer’s right to privacy is somewhat shadowy and ill-defined, created as it was (sort of) by the Supreme Court, and that the FCC doesn’t have the charter to protect privacy, per se, this seems like a step in the right direction. But are we just going to get another click-through we don’t read?
But nice to know that we have some rights with respect to our data.