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Federal Judge Rejects Much of Legal Challenge to Maine Internet Privacy Law

A federal judge has rejected much of a legal challenge to Maine’s internet privacy law.

The law, which just took effect on July 1, requires internet service providers to get consumers’ consent before using or sharing their internet-use data.

Four internet industry groups representing internet service providers and led by a Pennsylvania-based trade group called ACA Connects sued in February seeking to block the law, which sets some of the strictest consumer privacy rules in the country. The law was modeled on a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission under President Obama, but overturned under President Trump in 2017.

You can read more in an article by Edward D. Murphy in the Portland (Maine) Press-Herald’s web site at https://www.pressherald.com/2020/07/07/federal-judge-rejects-much-of-legal-challenge-to-maine-internet-privacy-law/.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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