Trump signed repeal of FCC privacy rules. Here’s what’s next

Source: Brian Fung, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

President Trump signed congressional legislation that repeals the Federal Communications Commission's privacy protections for Internet users.  The Obama-backed rules would have banned Internet providers from collecting, storing, sharing and selling certain types of customer information without user consent. Data such as a consumer's Web browsing history, app usage history, location details and more would have required a customer's explicit permission before companies such as Verizon and Comcast could mine the information for advertising purposes.

As a result, Internet providers now exist in a “policy gap” in which the only privacy regulators for the industry operate at the state, not federal, level, analysts say.

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