March 20th, 2002, 10:41 PM
Heard of Opt-out? Here is Opt-In!
I came across an interesting article today. A senator (Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn.) urged other Senators to cosign a letter to the FCC. In support of a new Opt-In privacy standard. From what I understood, this would, by default, do what Opt-Out does. So you would not have to call the phone company, and say that you Opt-Out. And want your information kept private.
You can read the article here: http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/175307.html
Under an opt-in standard, phone companies must obtain permission from customers before sharing or selling their CPNI data. Under an opt-out standard - the alternative to an opt-in approach - phone companies would be free to sell CPNI data unless they received a specific request from a customer to desist.
It is nice to see Senators trying to help privacy. Especially in this post-9.11 era.
March 20th, 2002, 10:48 PM
This is a really good idea.
March 20th, 2002, 11:11 PM
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March 20th, 2002, 11:14 PM
It says in his post he is a Democrat from Minnesota, .
March 20th, 2002, 11:15 PM
The article says he is a Democrat...I think this is a fantastic idea. I get too many solicitation phone calls to count in a day, but if they cut out the phone companies ability to sell this info, it would cut down on A LOT of them. I don't know how they can really call it legal to sell that info anyway, but I know it is. It would be nice to see this bill pass.
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March 20th, 2002, 11:46 PM
Yeah I hate solicitation calls, Spam is almost as bad, but solicitors seem to interupt you during dinner or some other bad time, just pisses me off.
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March 21st, 2002, 12:01 AM
IMHO, this is the way it should've been from the beginning.
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March 21st, 2002, 12:08 AM
While I trully agree this is the correct way and hope it passes...
Me thinks I hear a lot of (phone company) ink drying on political donation checks... :-)