The FCC's privacy and consumer data security rule require broadband or wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) safeguard Americans’ privacy when they go online. The rule requires that your ISP:
* Must ask your permission to collect and sell sensitive personal data collected over the network – including browsing history, email content, and app usage – to advertisers and other third parties, possibly the government;
* Take “reasonable measures” to secure your personal information; and
* Notify customers when their data is stolen.
S.J. Res 34 blocks this rule and prevents any new FCC rules. Other laws block the FTC from enacting any rules on ISPs. Consumers would have no privacy rules. We want better privacy protections like the FCC rules, not more loopholes.
-Rep. Doyle & Rep. Capuano