Trump Signs Bill Officially Repealing Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

President Donald Trump signed a resolution on Monday that officially repeals Obama-era broadband privacy rules.

Trump’s signature comes a few days after both houses of Congress narrowly voted to stop the rules, which were adopted last year but had not yet taken effect. The rules would have required broadband and wireless companies to get your permission before sharing sensitive information about you, such as the websites you visit, the apps you use or even your location.

Those FCC regulations were the strictest ever been imposed to protect consumer online privacy. Even though the rules only included broadband and wireless providers, and excluded internet companies like Google and Facebook, proponents saw it as a first step in giving consumers more control of their personal data online.

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SOURCE: Cnet, Steven Musil

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