Anger As US Internet Privacy Law Scrapped :- The Representatives voted for the law that insist ISPs have permission to share location data. Supporters said it would increase competition but critics said it would effect online privacy. Donald Trump is all set to sign the order soon. The repeal was backed by providers, who argued that ISPs were being subject to privacy laws than companies like Google or Facebook.
The law passed in October before President Trump was elected and due to effect by the end of this year, would have forced ISPs to get clear permission from users to share personal data such as “geolocation, financial and children’s information, social security numbers, browsing history as well as app usage history”.ISPs ordered to allow their customers the ability to opt-out of the sharing of less information like an email address.
Anger As US Internet Privacy Law Scrapped
Ajit Pai, the new head of Federal Communication Commission said the repeal would help the online playing field. The FCC pushed through, on a party-line vote, privacy regulations designed to benefit one group of companies over another group of disfavored companies.
Congress passed a resolution to reject the approach of winners and losers before it takes effect.”I want the Americans to know that FCC will work with FTC to ensure that consumers’ online privacy is protected through framework.”
“Today Congress proved that they care more about the wishes of the corporations that fund their campaigns than they do about the safety and security of their constituents,” said Evan Greer, campaign director.
The group has launched a campaign to publicise which members of Congress back the repeal. Other groups expressed anger at the silence of the technology companies in the run-up to the House vote.
“There are a lot of companies that are concerned about drawing attention as well as regulated on privacy issues, and are sitting this out in a way that they haven’t sat out previous privacy issues,” said Craig Aaron from Free Press.