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Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules

Grant Gross | March 30, 2017
New legislation to restore the FCC's regulations is on the way, but its passage seems unlikely

Some privacy advocates said they will encourage the European Union to re-examine Privacy Shield, an agreement that allows companies to move customer data between the EU and the U.S., in light of the congressional vote on the ISP privacy rules.

The House vote "may be a win for ISP monopolies, but it's a tragic loss for our democracy," Kopp said by email. "If President Trump allows this bill to become law, his Administration will place new burdens on hard-working Americans and their families --who will be at the mercy of a handful of digital giants."

 

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