US House votes to repeal Internet privacy rules

US House votes to repeal Internet privacy rules

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to repeal Internet privacy regulations. Following the Senate vote [JURIST report], the House voted 231-189 to approve HR 230 , preventing the Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services rule from entering into force. The rule would have prevented telecommunication organizations from selling or sharing information that would impact the confidentiality of customer proprietary information. The bill now goes to the executive branch for a signature.

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