The Internet Privacy Rules Repeal: Know The Basics


This is what you need to know.

1. In October 2016, the FCC passed a new a new rule that banned Internet Service Providers from sharing personal customer information, app usage, browsing history, location data and other general Internet usage data without customer consent.

2. On March 28th, 2017 the House of Representatives voted to repeal the rule

3. It is expected that President Donald Trump will sign the repeal into law

4. This means that Internet Service Providers could potentially sell private customer information without consent, install spyware on customer phones without permission, and start ad-targeting their customers based on their browser usage - all without consent from Internet Service user. 

For more information, Bethany is recommending this article for the whole spectrum of information: Congress Votes To Gut Internet Privacy Rules via buzzfeed.com.



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