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As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

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Apparently, the Trump administration and its allies in Congress value privacy for themselves over the privacy of the Americans who put them in office.
Reversing those protections is a dream for cable and telephone companies, which want to capitalize on the value of such personal information.
In 2016, the F.C.C., which I led as chairman under President Barack Obama, extended those same protections to the internet.
It’s an old idea: For decades, in both Republican and Democratic administrations, federal rules have protected the privacy of the information in a telephone call.
Our Republican colleagues on the commission argued the data should be available for the network to sell.

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Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era

privacy rules, the federal government will be a weaker watchdog over internet privacy, supporters of the regulations said.
Comcast and other broadband providers created the lobbying group 21st Century Privacy Coalition, led by a former Federal Trade Commission chairman, Jon Leibowitz, to defeat the broadband privacy rules.
The privacy rules were scheduled to go into effect at the end of this yearAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyBroadband providers had balked and ramped up lobbying against the rules.
The Federal Trade Commission, the consumer protection agency, is barred from overseeing broadband providers, so without the F.C.C.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyConsumer groups warned that internet users would suffer from the changes.

As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

as informed in President Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers.
For instance, Facebook does not want your Facebook data being shared — they’d like advertisers to come to Facebook to (place) ads on Facebook.
If they had, it would have given consumers more control over how ISPs use the data they collect.
…On how ISPs’ data collection compares to that of Google, Facebook and othersThe ad networks of the world typically share, swap and trade data via various exchanges.
They’re not going to promise you absolute privacy, but neither would have the FCC rule.

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