Sunday, April 2, 2017

Killing that online digital privacy rule will come back to bite the GOP

Chipping away at a considerable chunk of the mountain of federal regulations currently clogging the nation’s arteries is a bold and admirable plan, but this week we may have run into an instance of throwing the baby out with the bath water. As Fox News is reporting, an agreement which would have protected the data and online history of private users from sale and release by internet providers is being canceled by the White House.
The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information. But critics said the rule would have added costs, stifled innovation and picked winners and losers among Internet companies.
The House voted 215-205 to reject the rule, and sent the legislation to President Donald Trump for his signature.
Read the rest from Jazz Shaw HERE and follow a link to a related story below:

Trump Is Set To Sign Bill That Would Allow Your Porn Habits To Be Sold

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: