The election of Donald Trump left some open questions about protecting the open and free internet. The safety of Net Neutrality has become a cause of concern.
Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on the Internet the same, essentially that no matter who the user is , what the content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication, etc. does not matter.
Net Neutrality is safe for now, though the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has hinted this is something he is looking to change.
But there isn’t only Net Neutrality March 30th, an entirely Republican Congress elected to roll back the FCC privacy rules for ISPs.
This allows ISPs to sell your private internet browsing data. On April 3rd, President Trump signed this in to law.
So what can we do to protect ourselves online and what is the future for Net Neutrality? My guest this week is Peter Eckersley, the chief computer scientist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is an international non-profit digital rights group that has fought for our rights online for over 25 years.