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Gabriela Melendez, 202-715-0826, gmelendez@aclu.org

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ACLU Comment on Senate Vote to Allow Internet Providers to Sell Consumer Data

WASHINGTON -

The Senate voted today to pass a resolution that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires internet service providers to get customers’ permission before they sell sensitive consumer data, such as browsing history.

Passage of the resolution by Congress could prevent the FCC from issuing rules that are substantially the same in the future.  ACLU Legislative Counsel Neema Singh Guliani issued the following statement: 

“It is extremely disappointing that the Senate voted today to sacrifice the privacy rights of Americans in the interest of protecting the profits of major internet companies, including Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. The resolution would undo privacy rules that ensure consumers control how their most sensitive information is used. The House must now stop this resolution from moving forward and stand up for our privacy rights.”   

This statement is online here: https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-comment-senate-vote-allow-internet-provi…

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