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Congress is currently preparing to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn 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.
Type in your ZIP Code below to get the contact information for your Senators as well as talking points to tell them to protect these essential broadband privacy rules. 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: