Do UK ISPs Have Permission to Monitor IPTV Pirates & Share Their Data?
Information obtained over the last four years shows that at least one major UK ISP has been providing rightsholders and/or their anti-piracy groups with information relating to subscribers’ consumption of pirated content. Legal documents issued by leading ISPs show that permission to track customers’ piracy activities and when considered necessary, share that information with anti-piracy groups, has already been obtained.
The quid pro quo for using any major online service, social networks in particular, is the surrender of extraordinary amounts of personal data.
Even regular websites can deploy dozens of trackers and trying to surface those don’t, using a search engine perhaps, makes everything several times worse. The position today is simple: accept being tracked in some way, shape, or form, or stay off the internet.
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