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Internet privacy protections must be upheld

Republican senators moved Thursday to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for consumers in the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration, and a harbinger of further deregulation.

The move means Verizon, Comcast or AT&T can continue tracking and sharing people’s browsing and app activity without permission, and it alarmed consumer advocates and Democratic lawmakers. They warned that broadband providers have the widest look into Americans’ online habits, and that without the rules, the companies would have more power to collect data on people and sell sensitive information.

Read more about this recent ruling at The New York Times.

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Court win gives FCC the power to protect net neutrality

There’s big news about the legal battle that has been waging over the issue of net neutrality. A panel of judges has now ruled in favor of the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement about the decision:

“Today’s ruling is a great victory for the millions and millions of internet users who have fought for years for Net Neutrality. They have fought to ensure that the FCC has the power to protect everyone’s right to connect and communicate online. The court upheld the agency’s clear authority to prevent internet service providers from unfairly interfering with our communications. It confirmed that this authority stands on bedrock communications law and recognized the vital role that the open internet plays in our society.

Read the entire June 13 Free Press announcement.

For information about the ruling see the June 15, read more at the New York Times.