Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Last week’s roll-back of FCC privacy regulations was good news for ISPs and marketers and bad news for privacy advocates. But the decision could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity, experts say.

The FCC privacy rules repeal does not actually make the privacy situation worse, since the proposed rules hadn’t gone into effect yet.

But it may inspire ISPs to expand their data collection efforts.

“What we’re going to see is the extension of whatever products and services these telcos have been offering,” said Fatemeh Khatibloo, analyst and privacy expert at Forrester Research. “It’s just going to be happening a little more aggressively and a little bit faster. They’ve gotten a bit of a green light.”

Read full article at CSO. This article was also reprinted in InfoWorld.