Blackburn bill would roll back broadband privacy regulations

Blackburn bill would roll back broadband privacy regulations
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Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnSenator asks Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify at hearing on kids' safety TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat executives to testify at Senate hearing on kids' safety Buttigieg hits back after parental leave criticism: 'Really strange' MORE (R-Tenn.) will introduce her own bill to block the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 broadband privacy rules from going into effect.

Blackburn's spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill that the chairwoman of the House Commerce Committee's technology panel would be introducing a resolution to use Congressional Review Act (CRA) authority to invalidate the privacy rules on Wednesday afternoon.

The CRA is a tool that allows Congress, with presidential approval, to eliminate regulations that were recently passed by government agencies.


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The privacy rules limit what internet service providers can do with consumer data without permission. The FCC last week voted to stay a portion of the rules that would have required providers to beef up their data security a day before it was supposed to go into effect.