The House to vote today to repeal Internet Privacy Rules

downloadThe House is voting today on a bill to repeal Obama Administration’s internet privacy rules. The Senate already voted last Thursday (March 23, 2017) to repeal those rules.

The rules that protect consumers’ online activity (Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (81 Fed. Reg. 87274 (December 2, 2016) were passed last year with the fierce opposition of the Republican Party.

As said, last week the Senate passed a joint resolution that would prevent the FTC’s privacy rules form entering into effect and would also bar future FTC’s regulations of the same sort.

If the House also passed the resolution, broadband providers will be able to sell the browsing history of their customers to other companies that can use that information to send targeted advertising.

For more information and to know what you could do to protect your privacy in your online activities, contact Francesca Giannoni-Crystal.