In win for advertisers, loss for consumers, Senate votes to rollback broadband privacy rules
March 23, 2017
The action was supposed to be in the House today, the day representatives would vote to approve or reject Trumpcare. But the votes simply were not there and so the vote has been delayed at least until tomorrow. But in the Senate, a vote along party lines, 50-48, passed a bill to overturn new privacy rules for internet service providers, previously approved by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules were meant to protect consumer data, but was objected to by both the ISPs and advertising trade associations.