GOP Strips Internet Privacy Protections In Swift Votes

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FEATURING ERNESTO FALCON – Just days after the US Senate voted along strict party lines to undo the Obama-era guidelines on protecting Internet privacy, the House followed suit on Tuesday. The votes, which came so swiftly that privacy advocacy organizations had barely any time to mobilize their supporters against it, will now enable Internet Service Providers to sell your online browsing habits for profit. Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure into law, despite the huge public support that exists for preserving privacy.

The vote was taken in such a way that it prevents the Federal Communications Commission, where the Obama-era guidelines were initially put into place, from reviving privacy protections in the future.

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Ernesto Falcon, Legislative Counsel with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.