The UK’s biggest internet service providers are launching a series of privacy protections to protect users’ personal information.
The government’s privacy watchdog is to launch a consultation on whether the country’s internet providers should be required to hold customers’ data.
The review, due to be released by April, is the first of its kind to examine the impact of UK legislation on consumer privacy.
The UK’s largest internet service provider, TalkSport, says it will “review the privacy impact of our policies, practices and services”.
TalkSport’s chief executive, Mark Hoggard, said the move was designed to ensure that customers’ privacy was not compromised when transferring data to other providers.
He added that “we will not use your information for the purpose of tracking you online or to send marketing messages”.
“We will not collect your information to help us understand your preferences or preferences for the content you share with us,” Mr Hoggart said.
He said the company would not share information about customers’ behaviour to other internet service companies and would “not disclose your information outside of this consultation”.
“I have no idea what this will look like in practice, but I think it is a very sensible step,” Mr Haig said.
“It is important for us to ensure the information we collect about you and your behaviour is used in a way that is appropriate for the service we provide.”
The Government’s new Data Protection Act, which came into force last year, will make it easier for internet service users to lodge complaints about their provider.
It will allow customers to lodge a complaint with a complaint resolution body for “the purpose of protecting the rights of consumers and the integrity of the digital economy”.
In addition to the Privacy Commissioner’s Office, the government will also ask the Information Commissioner’s Ombudsman to investigate complaints.
It has already started an investigation into the practices of British internet service company BT.
The company, which has been under fire from politicians, consumer groups and consumer groups for years for its practices with its customers’ personal data, said in a statement it was “committed to protecting customers’ information and data”.”BT has an obligation to ensure we are protecting the privacy of our customers and we will continue to work with the regulator to achieve this,” it said.