Overturned: FCC rule requiring ISPs to get permission before selling consumer browsing history and other data

Last Thursday, the FCC rule requiring ISPs to get consent before they sell sensitive consumer data was rolled-back by Republican Senators and FCC members, saying it's unnecessary and harmful to ISPs.

Sources:  http://www.pcmag.com/news/352595/gop-senators-hand-control-of-your-data-to-isps  ,  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-idUSKBN16U2ER


When my 3 Ting activated devices are not connected to WiFi, and they're using their SIM cards to connect to cellular service....

Ting is my ISP.

 

Now that it's "legal" to sell/market/harvest what I and most other reasonable people consider potentially sensitive information, what is Ting's official statement regarding this issue?

 

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  • Official comment

    Great question, Ting is not in the business of selling customer data to anyone nor do weanalyze said browsing data. Despite the change in the law, we will be holding to our terms of service to protect your privacy. 

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  • THANK YOU!!

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  • Hello Andre,

    Thank you for providing Ting's policy on customer's privacy. Can you please explain whether there is any potential issue with Sprint selling Ting's customers' information, considering Ting uses Sprint's network?

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  • Hey Geoff, As a Ting customer, you’re relationship is with Ting. Our network providers own the networks and can certainly see activity if they so chose. However, they don’t have any personally identifying information they can use to tie usage back to.

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