Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era –

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Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era –
By STEVE LOHRAPRIL 3, 2017
President Trump on Monday signed a congressional resolution to complete the overturning of internet privacy
protections created by the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama administration.
The broadband suppliers have “valuable, anonymized profiles of users,” Mr. Gallant said,
adding, “But it’s not clear what the size of the market for the raw data is.”
A version of this article appears in print on April 4, 2017, on Page B3 of the New
York edition with the headline: Trump Completes Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules.
Since the 1990s, the trade commission has policed the privacy practices of internet companies
under its mandate to protect consumers from “unfair and deceptive practices.”
requires internet companies to have privacy policies that the agency finds acceptable, and it conducts investigations into violations.
Broadband companies, privacy experts said, occupy a different position than internet companies.

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