TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 26, 2017

This week Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced the “Browser Act,” a bill that would reapply internet privacy rules to internet service providers (ISPs), as well as to search engines, social networks and other websites. It would put millions of websites in a position to have to ask consumers for the right to sell their data, turning what traditionally has been an opt-out mechanism into an opt-in mechanism. The bill would also prevent states from passing their own privacy rules. Earlier this year, the passage of legislation targeted at revoking Federal Communications Commission oversight on online privacy for ISPs drew a major outcry from online observers. AssociationsNow.com has the story.