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Call Congress Today to stop the undermining of our online security!
by Electronic Frontier Foundation
Tuesday Mar 28th, 2017 8:39 AM
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/27/rush-resist-congress-poised-obliterate-broadband-privacy-rules

Privacy advocates on Monday are urging Americans to call their elected officials, warning that there are only 24 hours left to "save online privacy rules" before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a measure that would allow major telecom companies to collect user data and auction it off to the "highest bidder."
https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy?nosignup=1

Don't let Congress Undermine Our Online Privacy

Records of your online activity reveal a tremendous amount about you. While that kind of data is currently protected by federal rules, some members of Congress are trying to repeal those rules. They want your broadband provider to be able to sell your sensitive Internet activity records to the highest bidder.

The FCC put in place critical broadband privacy protection rules late last year to protect your right to privacy online. Now, some members of Congress are looking to completely erase those rules. Even worse: The method they would use -- passing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the rules -- would ban the FCC from ever writing similar privacy rules.

And, because of the current legal landscape, the Federal Trade Commission is already barred from policing Internet service providers. So if Congress repeals the rules, there will be no clear federal cop on the beat for the privacy of your Internet connection.

Call your representatives in Congress and tell them to oppose the CRA resolution to repeal the FCC's privacy rules.

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To find your Congressional Representative, see: https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy?nosignup=1

More info is also here: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/27/rush-resist-congress-poised-obliterate-broadband-privacy-rules

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