Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

Just in…some very bad news for some of us…some very good news for some internet providers. Interesting to analyze this through the ‘Smart City’ lens.


The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 50 to 48 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc .

Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history for advertising and internal marketing.

The vote is a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp  and Verizon Communications Inc that had strongly opposed the rules.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese)

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