At&T, Comcast Tired Of Internet Privacy Policies Critics
Following the sanction of S.J. Res 34, which grants Internet providers full authority to look through a users web history, several people have come across criticizing ISPs. They believe that this might motivate these websites to purchase and sell user history, which goes against the privacy policies set by majority of websites.
This widespread criticism has irritated several internet providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, which are blown away by the negative implications over the rule, according to a blog posted by the company regarding the matter on Friday.
Comcast kept a conciliatory tone in its post, assuring readers that they don’t sell customers’ or individual’s web histories. Gerald Lewis, their privacy officer pointed out that they never sold user information, before FCC rule, nor plan on doing it now. They are as protective of user security as the user. Comcast’s blog ended with requesting its customers to revise their company policy to get a clear idea, before passing inaccurate statements.
AT&T’s executive Bob Quinn, was not so subtle in his blogs, as he directly accused these critics of acting on fact less debate, where they are not familiar with company policies, yet chose to comment on it. He further added that they have been ensuring customer security even before FCC’s introduction. Verizon posted a similar post defending Congress, and setting the record straight that they don’t intend to comprise user privacy.