Tell the Senate: Stop Attacking My Online Privacy
This just in: The Senate is set to vote this week on whether to let your cable or phone company sell your private web-browsing history to the highest bidder.
Sound illegal? It is.
Last October the FCC passed rules preventing broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from selling your personal online information — like your web-browsing and app-usage history — to advertisers and other companies without your opt-in consent.
But now Congress is poised to remove these protections — possibly preventing the FCC from even being able to pass similar rules in the future.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R–Arizona) has already introduced a bill that would do just that under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). And this week is our last chance to stop it.
Scared they won’t be able to profit off of your personal information, the cable, telecom, wireless and advertising lobbies have been pushing Congress to turn back the clock and prevent internet users like you from having the right to protect your privacy.
But we deserve and demand control over our personal information.
Voting for the privacy-destroying CRA is unacceptable — tell your senators to protect your online privacy today.
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