The Senate today voted 50-48 to ditch broadband privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission issued past year, and the House is expected to follow suit.
The measure will still have to pass the House and be signed by President Donald Trump before it can become law.
U.S. politicians have voted to remove rules that demanded ISPs got permission from customers before selling their browsing histories.
"At the FCC, consumers are much more protected with strong privacy rules that give (internet service providers) clear rules as to what's fair and what's foul", Dallas Harris, a policy fellow with consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge, said last month.
The new rules would have changed that, making it a requirement for internet service providers to inform their customers about what kind of information they're collecting.
USA internet users should not only be anxious by the latest revelations but absolutely petrified as the proposal will not only limit user privacy but it will stop the FCC from creating similar protections ever again.
In his speech on the senate floor, Wednesday night, en, Flake said the FCC regulations were an example of a "bureaucratic power grab".
The rules adopted by the FCC applied only to broadband carriers, or Internet Service Providers (ISPs), not to websites. And the big cable and phone companies said the Senate vote was a step toward keeping that tiny playing field somewhat level.
But Democrats argue the regulations Republicans are looking to do away with are a necessary means of protecting consumer privacy and ensuring Americans retain some control over their personal data.
And as far as they're concerned, internet privacy, which has traditionally been policed by the FCC, falls outside of the FTC's jurisdiction (seriously, why are these names so similar).
Privacy groups are rightly outraged by this development as the history of internet use can tell companies a lot about a user.
To deliver consumers from one website to another, Internet providers must see and understand which online destinations their customers wish to visit, whether that's Netflix, WebMD, or other sites. According to Ars Technica, Massachusetts senator Ed Markey noted that president Trump has been up in arms about made up violations of his privacy, but Republicans are now working to guarantee that regular citizens' privacy will be compromised.
She said that she is willing to be helpful, you know, and I read from that, obviously she has nothing to hide. Law enforcement, congressional and intelligence officials have called that allegation untrue.
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