Losing the ISP privacy fight is only the beginning – The Verge
Last night, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in a joint resolution to repeal the FCC’s recent privacy rules, leaving only President Trump’s signature before the rules are officially revoked. It was a shocking turn for advocates of the open web, rolling back rules intended to stop carriers from sharing personal web histories and using subscriber data for marketing.
My Take on this Story
Boy, this sure makes things sound bad doesn’t it? All that protection Obama gave you while you browse the Internet now GONE! How dare Congress do this without talking to anyone, without debate, just remove your protections!
As usual…that’s not exactly the case.
“…the same protections are already available through the Telecom Act and other privacy laws…Congress didn’t pass any new laws on broadband privacy last night; it only repealed an Obama-era rule that hadn’t yet gone into effect.
Well…that was close! In all seriousness though. It’s crazy how people get up in arms, totally crazy, and panicked before they even take the time to get all the facts. The real story here should be how Congress has to act to repeal a regulation created by a bureaucracy and not by Congress. Now that’s insane and something we should worry about.