privacy action

Congress is currently preparing to use the Congressional Review Act to adopt a Resolution of Disapproval overturning the Federal Communication Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules.

These rules are the result of a Congressional mandate and are the first rules that outline how Internet Service Providers can use and share their customers’ private information. The new rules prevent broadband providers from tracking the online behavior of customers without their permission. They also create clear requirements for broadband carriers to protect customers’ personal information, and require carriers to notify customers in the event of a data breach.

Lobbyists representing cable, telecom, wireless, and advertising industries are using the CRA to attack these strong consumer privacy protections. It’s simply another attempt to overturn rules that empower users and give them a say in how their private information may be used.

If successful, this will not only leave broadband customers vulnerable online, but prevent the FCC from creating any substantially similar protections in the future.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and House telecom subcommittee Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) are leading this effort. Contact them below to tell them Americans care about their privacy and won’t stand for attempts to strip them of their rights. Then use our tool below to contact your representatives in Congress and tell them to protect these essential broadband privacy rules.  


Chairman Greg Walden

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Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn

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