The polarizing repeal of broadband privacy rules is said to be a prelude to a larger legal fight against net neutrality rules that the FCC will likely be looking to repeal later this year under the Trump-appointed Chairman Ajit Pai.
The bill could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits, AFP reports. But critics said the rule would have stifled innovation and picked winners and losers among Internet companies.
The latest bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) online privacy regulation issued in October 2016 to give consumers more control over how companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon share that information.
Swedish police say suspect supported IS
The woman, from Stockholm , was one of more than 20,000 people who turned out for a vigil, two days after the assault. Police said several people have been arrested and another 500 questioned in connection with the case.
Trump's adviser, Marc Short, told reporters during an on-record briefing Wednesday that "we were content right now on pulling back" on the previous FCC's privacy rules.
The regulations imposed during the Obama administration restricted internet service providers from using any user's sensitive information, including their browsing history and details of their finances and health, to create targeted advertisements, without their consent. The lawmakers utilized the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a bill that permits Congress and the president to overturn recently passed regulations that originated and were authorized through a federal agency. "Consumers deserve and expect one consistent set of online privacy protections and this action helps clear the way for a more uniform approach across the entire internet ecosystem".
The move by Trump to sign it into law is a body blow to advocates of internet privacy and a win for internet service providers. However, as promised, President Trump has now signed the resolution into law repealing FCC rules to protect consumers from privacy invasions by ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable.
She's only 5, but Beckham daughter gets brand protection
David and Vicky's daughter is too young to think about her own business but Victoria has registered Harper seven Beckham's name. The move means Victoria has the rights to use Harper's name on products such as aromatherapy oils and anti-wrinkle cream.
Following the votes in Senate and the House, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon promised that they don't now sell users' browsing history and have no plans to do so in the future.
"This legislation will seriously undermine the privacy protections of the overwhelming majority of Americans", the senators said.
Last week, 46 Senate Democrats had urged Trump not to sign the Bill, arguing most Americans "believe that their private information should be just that".
Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base
Trump told New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin Tuesday that he beat his other primary challengers before Bannon came along. But those worries seem to crumble when you consider the brief history lesson imparted by Trump during his chat with the Post .