Keep online privacy intact!
The Senate plans to vote this week on the Flake resolution, which would overturn FCC rules that protect your privacy rights by requiring internet service providers to get your permission before they sell your sensitive data. These are common sense rules put in place last year to protect you and your privacy. Without them, companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon can sell the sensitive data they collect from you without your permission to boost company profits.
Why repeal these crucial online privacy rules? Industry pressure. Internet service providers make a lot of money off of your sensitive personal data. Let’s make sure they have your permission to do so.
CALL TO ACTION
- Call your two U.S. Senators today to stop the resolution to overturn FCC broadband rules and keep your online privacy rights intact.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)
The Flake resolution is the latest attack on the FCC’s net neutrality rules.
What is net neutrality? Under the last administration, broadband internet service providers were reclassified as common carriers, which means they must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. People call this concept the “open internet” that discourages pay-to-play and protects Internet users, students, people of color, small business owners, entrepreneurs, startups, the open marketplace and free speech.
To learn more about net neutrality, see this explanation.
How is it possible to repeal the FCC broadband rules? Once again, Congress is taking the unprecedented step of using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back recently enacted rules by the previous administration through disapproval resolutions on topics ranging from capping methane gas emissions and protecting water supplies from toxic coal industry runoff to preventing labor law violations to keeping firearms out of the hands of those with mental health disorders.
To learn more about the Congressional Review Act, see this article.