Our online privacy is under assault. Internet providers like Comcast and AT&T would prefer to gather all of our browsing data and sell it to third parties — without asking permission. These companies have a huge, unique window into the private lives of customers. But a groundbreaking new rule from the FCC would give consumers more power to decide how their information is used by Internet providers. Consumers should have the right to say when their personal data are sold.
Unfortunately, last week the Senate voted to use a quick-and-dirty process called the Congressional Review Act to overturn the rule requiring consumers to get notice on privacy. Now the vote moves to the House of Representatives. Please speak out now and ask your member of Congress to vote against backpedaling on these protections.
Tell your member of Congress: don’t repeal the strong broadband privacy rules we have in place today.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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