California, USA – Civil rights advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) said they found letters that prove big internet service providers (ISPs) are lying to law makers to prevent the passage of a new privacy law, according to a report last Wednesday.
A new comprehensive broadband protections regulation is being discussed by California, where one of its rules makes it mandatory for ISPs to inform customers what kind of data they are collecting and selling to other firms. It also keeps ISPs from charging more money to maintain privacy.
The EFF is vocal about telling California’s officials that large tech companies are sending them false and misleading information to influence legislation.
Major ISPs maintain that there is no need for the new privacy rules, but some of them have been known to fail at internal regulation.
Source: DSL Reports