What is Internet Privacy?

Internet Privacy is the right of personal privacy concerning…

  • Storing
  • Repurposing
  • Provision to third parties
  • Displaying

…of information pertaining to oneself via of the Internet.

Information like:

  • Age
  • Location
  • Gender
  • Credit score
  • Social security number
  • Phone number and habits
  • Tv history
  • Internet usage (which sites you visit)
  • Info about your children
  • Health
  • Financial
  • And more…

Current Events: Internet Privacy

March 29, 2017, by a vote of 215 to 205, the House of Representatives voted to strip privacy safeguards from people who use the internet. On Monday April 3, 2017 President Trump signed the bill into law.

Now ISPs, the companies that connect people to the internet, will be able to collect and sell information about users without permission.

What does this mean for the future?

  • Tech-savvy criminals can steal huge caches of collected data
  • Consumers bear the burden of protecting themselves
  • Independent tech companies create technology that combats or prevents tracking
  • Cyber security means something more than secure passwords
  • Activism groups fight to reinstate internet privacy legislation
  • Online advertisements become more aggressive
  • ISPs don’t take responsibility for compromised and stolen data
  • Consumer influence diminishes
  • Government has greater access to personal information of citizens
  • ISPs will use $$$ and influence to maintain new status quo

What do you think the future holds? Tweet your ideas, questions, and comments to @ZoeLetsGrow

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