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Senate Votes To Undo FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules

Law360, Washington (March 23, 2017, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution to repeal broadband privacy rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission last year, leaving the fate of the hotly contested measure in the hands of the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a 50-48 vote along party lines, the Senate approved the joint resolution floated by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., this month aimed at dismantling privacy rules greenlighted by the FCC in October that require internet service providers to obtain opt-in consent to use and share information labeled as sensitive...
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