What the death of broadband privacy rules means

What to know before lawmakers decide if ISPs can sell your browsing history

The privacy bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.

The argument from ISPs and those favoring the move is about consistency, claiming that the previous rules gave massive websites like Facebook, Google and Twitter a greater opportunity to dominate digital marketing because the rules for data collection are different for websites than ISPs.

All but 15 republicans approved the bill, saying the law was government overreach.

Providers will also be free to sell user data directly to marketers, financial firms and other companies that mine personal data, all of whom would be free to use the data without consumers' consent.

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WASHINGTON -US lawmakers have voted to roll back rules that could prevent internet service provider (ISP) companies from selling users' data to third parties without their consent.

President Donald Trump could veto the resolution. Congress has only given the commission authority over telecommunications companies, so the FCC couldn't have come up with rules that applied to other businesses even if it wanted to.

"It does provide an opportunity for President Trump", the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit organization, said in a statement Tuesday.

Senate Joint Resolution 34 passed the House by a vote of 215-205 on Tuesday, which seeks to eliminate landmark privacy protections enacted a year ago by the Federal Communications Commission under former President Barack Obama.

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Leading Democrat Nancy Pelosi said the Republican-led effort was putting profits over the privacy concerns of Americans.

Maybe. Many state laws bar unfair or deceptive practices, which they can use against privacy violations. At the same time, users deserve a say in how their sensitive information is used.

ISPs collect data such as web browsing history, app usage and location through our internet usage.

For consumers seeking privacy, Luehr suggests deleting cookies after browsing, using private browser settings, and researching companies' privacy policies.

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Last week, the Senate voted 50-48 to reverse the rules in a win for AT&T, Comcast and Verizon Communications who paid a lot of money to get their Tame Republican candidate's elected. "This will allow the Internet carriers to spy on their customers and sell their data".

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