Congress Contemplates Making it Illegal to Protect Consumer Privacy Online

Here’s a perfect example of “catering to the industry lobbyists” as practiced by our elected representatives. Cable and telephone companies are pushing Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to protect online consumer privacy.

The cable and telephone industry are actively lobbying Congress to not only eliminate your new privacy protections, but to go even further and potentially make it illegal for the federal government to protect your personal information online. Leading the charge to dismantle your legal right to privacy online from the cable and telephone industry are Senator Flake (R-AZ) in the Senate and Congresswoman Blackburn (R-TN) in the House. In fact, they appear so determined to eviscerate consumer privacy laws that have been on the books for more than two decades that they intend to use a rare and far reaching tool known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

Full details may be found in an article by Ernesto Falcon in the Electronic Frontier Foundation web site at: https://goo.gl/WqIRMo.

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