Congress has put a halt to some new FCC rules that apply to internet service providers. Robert Jorgensen, cybersecurity expert from UVU, joined GMU with details on the changes. Congress’ action reclassified how ISPs can treat data. Congress did this through an rarely-used procedural method that allows them to disapprove regulations.
Originally, the FCC wanted to treat ISPs as telecom carriers and subject customer data to additional protection. As connected as we all are, internet service providers have an unprecedented view into what we do. This information is very valuable to marketers and advertisers.
But can your internet service provider see what you are doing? Robert says it depends. If you are using as site that has HTTPS (the little lock), they can’t view which content you are viewing, but they still can know which site you are visiting.