‘A Perversion of What the Internet Was Supposed to Be’

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

“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.”