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Tell Congress to Preserve Broadband Privacy Protections for Consumers!
In March 2017, Congress voted to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules. President Trump signed the bill into law on April 3rd.
The broadband privacy rules were the result of a Congressional mandate and were the first rules that outline how Internet Service Providers can use and share their customers’ private information. The new rules prevented broadband providers from tracking the online behavior of customers without their permission. They also created clear requirements for broadband carriers to protect customers’ personal information, and required carriers to notify customers in the event of a data breach.
Lobbyists representing cable, telecom, wireless, and advertising industries fought to use the CRA to attack these strong consumer privacy protections. It was simply another attempt to overturn rules that empower users and give them a say in how their private information may be used.
This will not only leave broadband customers vulnerable online, but prevent the FCC from creating any substantially similar protections in the future.
Type in your ZIP Code below to get the contact information for your representatives in Congress and tell them to fight for essential broadband privacy protections. Americans care about their privacy and won’t stand for attempts to strip them of their rights.
Want to know how the CRA can be used in this way? Learn more at RulesAtRisk.org, a check out our interactive step-by-step explanation below: