Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Are you on line right now?

If you are on line, better check back over your shoulder. Charter is watching!

Last year the FCC passed a set of rules for how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) handle their customers’ data. The commonsense rules updated longstanding federal protections for Internet users. Under the rules, ISPs would be required to protect your data and wouldn’t be allowed to do a host of creepy things, including sell your Internet browsing records without your consent.

Those rules were a huge victory for consumers. Of course, the ISPs that stand to make money off of violating your privacy have been lobbying Congress to repeal those rules. Unfortunately, their anti-consumer push has been working.

The Senate voted last week 50-48 on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules.

The House votes on it TODAY.
If the House passes it, you’ll be even more at the mercy of your ISP. Because Congress is using a CRA resolution, the FCC will be prohibited from writing similar rules in the future. And thanks to the current legal landscape, no other federal agency has the authority to protect you against privacy invasions by your ISP.

Call Rep. Dan Newhouse today and urge him to oppose S.J. Res. 34, which would repeal the FCC’s broadband privacy rules.

Rep. Dan Newhouse contact information:
Washington, DC
adr: 1641 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
ph: (202) 225-5816
fax: (202) 225-3251
Yakima, WA
adr: 402 East Yakima Avenue, Suite 445, Yakima, WA 98902
ph: (509) 452-3243
fax: (509) 452-3438

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