Do you think your online browsing data should be given to huge corporations? We don’t either.
Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data.
Now House Republicans will get their chance to wage a war on online privacy. The House is slated to debate this as early as tonight.
Our friends at Free Press warn that if the House passes S.J. Res. 34, it will take only Trump’s signature to eliminate FCC rules adopted last year that prohibit phone and cable companies from selling your private data (such as your web-browsing history) to advertisers and other companies without your consent.
Why is Congress so eager to sell out our privacy? This is a bill that benefits only large corporations like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — and at our expense.
It’s inexcusable for Congress to exploit our personal information like this.