Trump Signs Bill Repealing FCC Internet Privacy Rules

Trump Signs Bill Repealing FCC Internet Privacy Rules

How ironic that the President who fiercely guards his tax returns would be the same President to repeal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules designed to protect the privacy of Americans using the internet.  However, President Trump did just that and on Monday, April 3, 2017, he signed the bill repealing internet privacy rules passed by the FCC.

The FCC regulations required broadband companies to obtain permission before using customer data including, but not limited to, browsing history, financial data, geolocation information and medical information.

Republicans used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the FCC regulations.  Sadly, the CRA also precludes the FCC from implementing similar rules in the future.  My Washington D.C. office received many angry telephone calls after House Republicans passed the bill selling their internet privacy.  While the GOP argued the FCC rules were unfair to internet service providers, they obviously did not think repealing the privacy rules was unfair to you and other internet users.
If you are as upset as I am about a Trump Republican agenda that values corporate interests above individual privacy rights, please speak up and make your position known.

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