• Sep 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

California’s Senate votes today (maybe) on A.B. 375: California Broadband Internet Privacy Act

California’s State Senate will vote today on A.B. 375 – the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The bill forces ISPs to get a customer’s express opt-in permission before collecting sensitive information on their internet use. Additionally, the bill forbids broadband internet service providers (ISPs) from offering “pay for privacy” plans where customers that oftentimes don’t … Continue reading “California’s Senate votes today (maybe) on A.B. 375: California Broadband Internet Privacy Act”

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  • Jun 5, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

New York is latest state to see bipartisan support for internet privacy

New York state may be the next state to pass their own internet privacy protections that protect the sensitive information of internet subscribers from their internet service providers (ISPs). Shortly after President Trump signed S.J. Res 34 and cemented the repeal of FCC internet privacy protections, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace [D-Lancaster] introduced A. 7191 on … Continue reading “New York is latest state to see bipartisan support for internet privacy”

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  • May 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Illinois Right to Know Act will protect the private information that internet companies collect on you

The Right to Know Act in Illinois is a proposed state level internet privacy law that would protect private information online – no matter the type of company it is stored with. Shortly after President Trump signed S.J.Res. 34 and ended federal rules protecting internet privacy, Illinois politicians reacted, introducing bills collectively known as the Right … Continue reading “Illinois Right to Know Act will protect the private information that internet companies collect on you”

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  • May 21, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

New Jersey is latest state to introduce internet privacy bill to protect your personally identifiable information

A New Jersey Democrat has submitted a new internet privacy bill (A-4800) to the New Jersey Assembly that would bring strong broadband privacy protections to the state. According to MediaPost, New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset introduced the legislation with input from former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) technologist Ed Felten. Zwicker … Continue reading “New Jersey is latest state to introduce internet privacy bill to protect your personally identifiable information”

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  • May 16, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Independents, Republicans, and Democrats come together to propose internet privacy bill in Maine

Independents, Republicans, and Democrats in the Maine Senate have come together to propose a bill that would protect internet privacy at the state level. The bill, LD 1610, is formally called: “An Act To Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information.” Unlike some other proposed laws such as the “Restoring Internet Freedom Act,” this bill … Continue reading “Independents, Republicans, and Democrats come together to propose internet privacy bill in Maine”

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  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level

As a response to President Trump’s signing of internet privacy repeals, Washington State now has two pieces of legislation with bipartisan support – one in the House and one in the Senate – that would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level. The first is HB 2200, “AN ACT Relating to protecting the privacy … Continue reading “New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level”

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  • Apr 8, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Massachusetts sees bipartisan push for internet privacy following President Trump’s signing of S.J.Res. 34

In response to the federal repeal of internet privacy rules, Massachusetts State Sen. Bill Tarr, a Republican, has submitted “An Act Ensuring Internet Security and Privacy” (SD. 2517) to his state’s Senate. The act would stop Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms from using or selling their customers’ data without express permission. Additionally, it would forbid … Continue reading “Massachusetts sees bipartisan push for internet privacy following President Trump’s signing of S.J.Res. 34”

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President Trump makes big splash in swamp – signs away Americans’ internet privacy

President Trump has signed into law the end of a basic internet privacy right, as well as an end to the ability for the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to make any internet privacy rules at all. With the threat of privacy rules lifted, Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon will … Continue reading “President Trump makes big splash in swamp – signs away Americans’ internet privacy”

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  • Mar 29, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Minnesota Senate votes 58-9 to pass Internet privacy protections in response to repeal of FCC privacy rules

In stark contrast to Congress’s recent vote against the Internet privacy rights of American constituents, Minnesota’s state Senators have voted to add broadband privacy protections at the state level. The protections were added in an amendment to S.F. No. 1937, the Minnesota economic development budget bill, by Minnesota State Sen. Latz. This Internet privacy amendment was introduced as … Continue reading “Minnesota Senate votes 58-9 to pass Internet privacy protections in response to repeal of FCC privacy rules”

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history

Internet privacy in America faces a crossroads today on Capitol Hill. S.J. Res 34, the Senate joint resolution to do away with FCC #BroadbandPrivacy rules, passed with a 50-48 vote late last week. Now, all that stands between it and the President’s pen is a vote in the House of Representatives, where it was be speedily pushed through … Continue reading “Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history”

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