Congress just voted to repeal Internet privacy rules, allowing Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to monitor, track, and sell your personal data without your permission. It was a really close vote in the House and Senate, thanks to all the public backlash, but now this bill goes to the President’s desk where he is expected to sign the bill into law. We still have one last chance to stop this.
- Tell President Trump: Protect Internet privacy. Veto S.J. Res. 34.
Thanks for signing the petition to defend Internet privacy.
We also need to start protecting ourselves online now.
This easy, 6-step guide shows you how to get started: letsgetsafe.org
- WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Take action before it’s too late! Your private information could become a new product for your internet service provider. Irreversibly.
- HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
Last year, the FCC passed landmark regulations that strengthen online privacy rights. Now, Congress wants to undo them, using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows Congress 60 days to review a new law before it goes into effect. This could allow ISPs to store and sell our every move and detail.
- IRREVERSIBLE MEANS IRREVERSIBLE, PERIOD
The CRA not only allows Congress to overturn rules with a simple majority vote. It also prevents the agency from issuing the same regulation in the future. If this happens, it’s the beginning of the end of digital privacy.
- WHAT IS AT STAKE
This isn’t just your browsing history or cookies. It’s geolocation data, financial info, passwords, health info, even your Social Security Number. Anything you do, any data you enter, any online video you watch, any email you write. Your ISP could store it all and sell it for their own profit if Congress throws out the FCC rulings.
- Ask your friends to join now before it’s too late!
Demand Congress protect #BroadbandPrivacy because your privacy matters!