GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale

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magnifying-glass-1607208_640Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams: With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale

“Do you want your insurance company to adjust your rates based on your web browsing activity? Do you want prospective employers to use as a criteria who you are thinking of dating? Do you want your ISP or any buyers of data to know you are communicating with politicians or political advocates? That’s what this is about.”

Color of Change: Racial Justice Group Responds to House Repeal of Broadband Privacy Rules

The data that big corporations collect from Black broadband users leads to predatory marketing, which starts at a young age and lasts throughout our lives. Without the crucial FCC regulations implemented last year, Black and marginalized communities will continue to experience online price gouging, data discrimination, and digital redlining.

Ernesto Falcon, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Repealing Broadband Privacy Rules, Congress Sides with the Cable and Telephone Industry

Putting the interests of Internet providers over Internet users, Congress today voted to erase landmark broadband privacy protections. If the bill is signed into law, companies like Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data, and hammer you with unwanted advertisements.

EFF: Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections

EFF: Five Ways Cybersecurity Will Suffer If Congress Repeals the FCC Privacy Rules

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