Internet Providers Now Need Your Blessing To Use Your Personal Info
Until the FCC's vote on Thursday, there were no restrictions in place on what data internet providers could access and who they could share it with.By Briana Altergott | October 28, 2016
Your internet provider now needs your permission to use and share your personal information.
Thanks to new privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission, providers will need "opt-in consent" to get their hands on customers' browsing history, health and financial information, app usage, and other data.
And if you do give consent, the provider still has to tell you exactly how your information is being used and who it's been shared with.