Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams: With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale
“Do you want your insurance company to adjust your rates based on your web browsing activity? Do you want prospective employers to use as a criteria who you are thinking of dating? Do you want your ISP or any buyers of data to know you are communicating with politicians or political advocates? That’s what this is about.”
The data that big corporations collect from Black broadband users leads to predatory marketing, which starts at a young age and lasts throughout our lives. Without the crucial FCC regulations implemented last year, Black and marginalized communities will continue to experience online price gouging, data discrimination, and digital redlining.
Ernesto Falcon, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Repealing Broadband Privacy Rules, Congress Sides with the Cable and Telephone Industry
Putting the interests of Internet providers over Internet users, Congress today voted to erase landmark broadband privacy protections. If the bill is signed into law, companies like Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data, and hammer you with unwanted advertisements.