Calif. Considers Bill To Replace Nixed FCC Privacy Rules

Law360, New York (June 20, 2017, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A California assemblyman on Monday announced a bill that would bar internet service providers from selling or sharing consumer information without consent, modeled after Federal Communications Commission privacy rules enacted near the end of former President Barack Obama’s administration and eliminated earlier this year.

State Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, unveiled Assembly Bill 375, called the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act, which would give consumers more control over how their information is used and shared by ISPs such as AT&T and Verizon, joining more than a dozen states that have introduced legislation aimed at replacing the FCC rules repealed by Republican...

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