This is Serious. Your personal information will be sold and you can't do anything about it!

However you take it, personally or politically, this is serious. This administration is making sure your internet provider can, and will sell your private information to best bidder. They are repealing what Obama did trying to protect our privacy.

Prior to this, the providers could:

Tell customers about what types of information they collect, how they use that information, and with whom they share that information
Obtain affirmative permission (opt in) from customers to use and share sensitive information like financial and health information, Social Security numbers, web browsing, and application usage history. For non-sensitive information, customers must be allowed to opt out of use and sharing of that information at any time and with minimum effort
Take reasonable measures to keep customers’ data secure
Give customers timely notice of data breaches, and in the event of a larger breach, give notice to law enforcement officials.


The consequences of repeal are simple: ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Charter will be free to sell your personal information to the highest bidder without your permission — and no one will be able to protect you. The Federal Trade Commission has no legal authority to oversee ISP practices, and the bill under consideration ensures that the FCC cannot adopt “substantially similar” rules. So unless the bill fails in the House, the nation’s strongest privacy protections will not only be eliminated, they cannot be revived by the FCC.

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Oh well, any surprise? Congressmen would sell their mother down the river for a buck.

Privacy watchdogs blasted the vote as a brazen GOP giveaway to the broadband industry.

Financial and medical information. Social Security numbers. Web browsing history. Mobile app usage. Even the content of your emails and online chats.

These are among the types of private consumer information that House Republicans voted on Tuesday to allow your internet service provider (ISP) to sell to the highest bidder without your permission, prompting outrage from privacy watchdogs.

The House action, which was rammed through by a vote of 215 - 205 on a largely partisan basis by the GOP majority, represents another nail in the coffin of landmark Federal Communications Commission consumer privacy rules that were passed in 2016. The rules, which were set to go into effect later this year, would have required broadband providers to obtain “opt-in” consent before using, sharing, or selling private consumer data.

So they’re going to discover that I watch a lot of porn. Big deal.

Nothing to discover. Everyone’s brousing history is already public and always has been. Just look at the pop-up ads you get.