House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

By Richard Adhikari

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM PT


The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration.

The Senate passed the CRA last week in a 50-48 vote along party lines.

The White House has expressed support for the CRA.

“This is one time I believe the White House,” remarked John Simpson, privacy project director at Consumer Watchdog.

Privacy advocates have fought against the CRA, warning of its dire consequences, but ISPs and businesses support it.

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