I'd suspect ISPs would try to prevent sales to petty grievance holders as they don't pay well, and are really poor PR.
That's really the point. It's one thing to sell data on a million users to MegaMarketingCo. It's another to sell data from the House Speaker (a guy who, incidentally, just opened the way to big extra profits for you) to a random guy with a GoFundMe page.
If they pull it off, good for them. I'm extremely skeptical that they'll pull it off. Edited, Mar 30th 2017 11:17am by Jophiel
Sadly, you are probably correct. It would be relatively trivial for an ISP and identify and scrub PEPs from the logs they sell to the highest bidder. The potential cost of ******** someone, who can actually hurt your bottom line via legislation is not insignificant ( insert a rant how as customers we should be able to hurt their bottom line here, but are effectively prevented from doing so ).
Then again, if there is one thing that I know, it is that if that information is there ( "PEP profile"), it will go out.. whether by error ( maybe improperly flagged during scrubbing - you don't expect them to do it manually do you ?), incompetence, or good old-fashioned malice. And if that is true, we will have some more interesting times ahead of us.
Personally, I am very much against anti-privacy.. mostly, because of stuff like this.
Granted, this lawsuit is about publicly available information, but the effect is much worse if third parties do get a hand on you and your formerly private online habits. Google autoerotic asphyxia and watch your car, life, home and healthcare insurance premiums rise as dynamic pricing algorithm deems you a high risk individual bound to be involved in dangerous activity. Order pizza online and only your healthcare and life goes up. You hopefully get the idea.. I could beat the dead horse more, but do I have to?
I think people, who do not care about privacy are those, who do not understand human nature. We are not hive species. We are barely able to work together unless there is either a direct benefit to us, or an immediate threat of extinction.. and even then some will choose expediency of the moment.
The odd thing to me is the attitude of youngins, but they will learn the same way most people eventually do; by having **** they don't want others to know in broad daylight.. not completely unlike Trump - as you will notice how very, very transparent he is. Edited, Mar 30th 2017 7:22pm by angrymnk Edited, Mar 30th 2017 7:22pm by angrymnk Edited, Mar 30th 2017 7:25pm by angrymnk