AT&T’s Privacy Policy the Voyeur’s friend

AT&T Broadband’s privacy policy? They can release unlimited info about your browsing to third parties!

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The privacy policy is an eight page legal document. The copy delivered to my house had each page reduced to one-quarter size. There is a paragraph in the middle of the document that is over a page long. The last two sentences in that paragraph have 96 words

Here is the relevant fragment of those two sentences:

… when you use cable Internet services, certain information maybe disclosed to third parties providing content or services on the … platform. Such disclosure may include without limitation … other information about your … electronic browsing …

It explicitly states that there is no limit on what information maybe released. While they have a limit on who’s included amoung third parties: they must be providing content or services on the “intereactive TV platform”. Who provides content? Do the networks, the media companies, advertisers, news outlets, and the government provide content?

Update: When I wrote this I had a web site on their cable system. Presumably back then I was one of these third parties.

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