Recently, the Republican lawmakers of Congress moved to get rid of current privacy rules and won 50 to 48 votes. This would directly impact consumers because companies like Verizon and Comcast are able to continue “tracking and sharing people’s browsing and app activity without asking their permission”. The Federal Communications Commission created rules that would not allow companies that access, however it never went into effect because it was going to at the end of this year. Allowing companies to access consumer information will create a more efficient gateway for hackers.
All of this is pretty ridiculous because it seems so obviously dangerous to allow access to consumer’s personal information, and then on top of that capitalize on it just seems like it should be illegal. I wish that I could understand the purpose of this debate and see the other side’s views, however, I know that when I am scrolling through the internet or putting in my information to a website, I would hope that information is secure and won’t cost me anything later.
Kang, C. (2017, March 23). Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/technology/congress-moves-to-strike-internet-privacy-rules-from-obama-era.html