ISP privacy rules are dead as Trump signs repeal instead of issuing veto.
On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a repeal of online privacy rules that would have limited the ability of ISPs to share or sell customers’ browsing history for advertising purposes. Trump’s action follows the Senate and House voting to eliminate the rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission during Barack Obama’s presidency.
“President Trump has signed away the only rules that guarantee Americans a choice in whether or not their sensitive Internet information is sold or given away,” said Chris Lewis, VP of consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge. Trump’s action also “eliminates the requirement that broadband providers notify their customers of any hacking or security breaches.”
While Democrats in Congress urged Trump to veto the repeal, it was clear last week that Trump would not do so. “The White House supports Congress using its authority under the…
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