Identity theft has affected tens of millions of people and cost many billions of dollars, according to many sources including the U.S. Dept of Justine. Verizon’s new Acceptable Use Policy (that takes effect today) creates concern for those seeking to protect themselves and their private personal information, such as social security numbers, bank information, and passwords, from such identity thefts.
Verizon, who has admitted to breaking federal law in order to illegally share citizens’ personal private data, has a new policy that states that they have the right to share your online information with any 3rd party. The policy makes no mention of any attempt to keep your delicate information private. Users expect their ISP to keep all their internet activities private, and to permanently delete them ASAP to further guarantee security.
Verizon attempts to force users to not hide their real information, thereby further opening people to identity theft. The policy states that “you may NOT… use a false name while using the Service”. (Verizon’s use of all caps for ‘not’)
Billions of dollars have been lost to identity theft. Verizon appears not to take your information or money seriously, and is willing to potentially open themselves to very large liability as a result.