Who says our legislature never does anything helpful? Of course this one is by accident.
HB407 Substitute 2 provides that all Internet service providers who agree to quickly give away their customers' private data to government officials who ask for it (even without a court order) can take upon themselves the government sanctioned label: "Community Conscious Internet Provider".The way I look at it the legislature has inadvertently provided a way for me as a consumer to know which ISPs I should avoid like the plague when I'm shopping around for a new service. Anyone willing to label themselves a "Community Conscious Internet Provider" is also willing to give away my privacy at the drop of a hat.
Thank you legislators for allowing ISPs to willingly take upon themselves this dark mark so consumers will know who not to give their money to!
H/T Pete Ashdown's Journal (Pete's post on this topic is aptly titled "The Big Brother Seal of Approval")