Big Telecom Say It Has First Amendment Right to Sell Your Private Data
ISPs say that a law requiring users to opt-in to having their location and financial data sold is a ‘burdensome restriction’ on their ‘protected speech.’
But telecom experts say the industry’s grasping at straws as it attempts to dodge accountability for a decade rife with telecom related privacy abuses.
The lawsuit is part of a much broader effort by the industry to eliminate all meaningful state and federal consumer protections. The telecom sector has fought tooth and nail against the passage of federal privacy rules of any kind.