Two subscribers of Internet service provider (ISP) Embarq have asked the Supreme Court to determine whether the company violated existing privacy law when it partnered with NebuAd, MediaPost News reports. Embarq was one of six ISPs that used NebuAd’s behavioral targeting services in 2007 and 2008, but some consumers have claimed the partnership violated federal wiretap laws. In a petition to the Supreme Court, two former Embarq subscribers wrote, “The present case illustrates the significant harm to societal interests in communications privacy if an ISP is considered to be permitted, in the ordinary course of its business, to sell its customers’ private communications to the highest bidder.”
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