Mozilla To Congress: Don't Trust ISPs On Data Tracking

Law360 (November 4, 2019, 6:28 PM EST) -- Mozilla Corp., which makes the popular Firefox browser, urged Congress on Monday to investigate how internet service providers gather and use consumer data, including the sale of real-time location data and the deployment of "supercookies" that consumers can't avoid.

In a letter to lawmakers, Mozilla complained that providers' resistance to a privacy and security feature Mozilla is helping to develop "has raised questions about how ISPs collect and use sensitive user data in their gatekeeper role over internet usage," said Marshall Erwin, Mozilla Corp.'s senior director of trust and security. "With this in mind, a congressional examination of ISP practices may uncover valuable...

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