FTC report finds 'troubling' privacy practices at major ISPs

Monday 25 October 2021 | 09:46 CET | News
ISPs in the US are collecting and sharing large amounts of data about their customers, research by the Federal Trade Commission found. They're also failing to offer consumers meaningful choices about how this data can be used, the regulator warned.

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