Congresswoman Speier Votes No on Resolution Eviscerating Internet Privacy Protections
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday issued the following statement after voting no on S.J. Res 34, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove of the October 2016 Federal Communications Commission (FFC) rule to protect Americans’ personal information, internet browsing history, and other private data.
“Today, consumer privacy protections have been eviscerated by S.J. Res 34, which will allow private consumer data to be sold to the highest bidder. This bill repeals critical consumer protections for broadband customers. This means that Internet service providers will no longer need to ask customers for their permission before collecting and selling their data, nor will they have to take reasonable measures to keep this data private. Since when is it OK for broadband companies to spy on consumers in their own homes? While this bill is now headed for the President’s desk and signature, I will never stop fighting to protect your personal and confidential data.”