Yesterday I blogged about our loss of privacy protections at the Federal level. Today I opened up my browser to discover that our Minnesota legislature has already stepped in to protect our citizens. Yesterday our legislators added an amendment to some economic development bills to once again keep our protections in place to keep our ISPs from selling our data without our consent.
Despite this move by Minnesota, I still feel like a VPN is a good option for many people. In our current climate of treating people as products to be sold, any protection you can get is good. For a reasonable yearly fee you can keep your online activities as your own business, which is a small price to pay.
I applaud Republicans in Minnesota for not cho0sing to die on this hill, but instead, looking to protect citizens in the new digital age.