ACLU, Others Back Maine Web Privacy Law Against Challenge

Law360 (June 1, 2020, 2:28 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed an amicus brief Friday in defense of Maine's new online privacy law, as several telecom trade groups contend the law violates the First Amendment and seek to strike it down.

The trade groups, led by ACA Connects - America's Communications Association, sued Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey in February, challenging the state law, set to take effect July 1, which prohibits internet service providers from using or selling consumer browsing history and other data without first obtaining consent.

The attorney general's office defended the constitutionality of the law against the industry groups'...

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