The inevitable has happened. By signing the Roll Back FCC On-line Privacy Rules, the US President makes it official that from now onwards; the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would have ‘No Check’ on their activities. Signing the bill voted by both Senate and Congress means that Donald Trump has turned it into law; reversing the landmark FCC privacy policies/rules. Let’s further describe the matter.
For those, who didn’t realize yet whether what was so significant about those rules, Roll Back FCC On-line Privacy Rules are defined here: They actually protected both the data of every one of us (the consumers) and our privacy. How, by restricting the ISPs from using our data either for the purpose of advertising or selling the same, without our consent; to any third party interested in the stuff.
However, the rules that would keep both mobile and home broadband service providers ‘in-their-limits,’ have now been enacted; though the Republicans tried their vote power to repeal the said useful privacy rules; the FCC issued under Barack Obama.
Donald Trump did not sign the ‘Senate Joint Resolution-34’ on April 3, 2017 he rather delivered final blow to it by nullifying the final Federal Communications Commission’s rule i.e. “Protecting the Privacy of Customers/Consumers of(both) Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services.”
If the vote (from the Senate and the House) attracted disliking and a major backlash, it was quite natural but despite voters’ disapproval; Trump fulfilled his promise; and signed the resolution – into law. This paves way to privacy invasions by ISPs in the likes of Time Warner Cable, Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.
It was a smart move by Congress and Republicans to earlier vote for passing another resolution to repeal these rules, a Congressional Review Act. This act aimed at limiting the FCC’s powers; to write further similar rules again, the biggest concern for the privacy advocates.
It was a smart move by Congress and Republicans to initially vote for passing another resolution to repeal these rules, a Congressional Review Act, aiming at limiting the FCC’s powers; to write further similar rules again. It was a biggest concern for the privacy advocates, who feared; there would be no one now to police these ISPs from breaching into customers’ privacy!