For Immediate Release 'A Perversion of What the Internet Was Supposed to Be'

Statement of Michael Copps, Common Cause Special Adviser and Former FCC Commissioner, on House Vote on Internet Privacy

Posted on March 28, 2017


“Big Cable and Big Telecom have struck again. By doing the industry’s bidding, the congressional majority is wiping away common sense protections for the privacy of internet users’ personal data and browsing history. If this bill is signed by the president, broadband providers will have free rein to sell user data to the highest bidder - without ever informing consumers.”

“Congress is shuttering the open internet by allowing giant internet service providers to sell our personal data and browsing history to advertisers without even asking us. What a perversion of what the internet was supposed to be.”

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Media and Democracy

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