Both the US Senate and the House of Representatives have cleared the way to remove privacy rules for internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon. The President signed the executive order to repeal these rules, which were originally put in place by the FCC in 2016 to protect consumers on the web.
While the nation’s largest ISPs have pushed hard for this move, most internet users in the U.S. are only now learning that their entire web browsing history may be collected, sold, and/or used for marketing purposes - no “opt-in” or other permission required.
This is a good time to take a step back and assess what it all means. The privacy rules were fairly recent and had not yet been enacted. And, it's not back to the old state - the lawmakers went a step further, issuing a joint resolution that aims to ensure that the FCC will be barred