Senate Republicans on Thursday voted along party lines to gut the FCC’s broadband privacy regulations. The resolution will now proceed to the House, where it is also expected to pass.
The Federal Communications Commission regulations, which came into effect in October, barred internet service providers from selling their subscribers internet browsing histories—without consent—to third parties, a rule GOP lawmakers have painted as overly restrictive and innovation-stifling.
To kill the regulation, Republicans made use of the Congressional Review Act, which allows the Senate to strike down rules recently passed by federal agencies. The measure effectively gives ISPs permission to collect, sell, and share information about their customers’ browsing habits—along with other sensitive data—to advertisers and other third parties.
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