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President Trump signed a bill on Monday repealing internet privacy rules passed last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would have given internet users greater control over what service providers can do with their data, a White House spokeswoman confirmed.
The FCC regulations would have required broadband companies to get permission from their customers in order to use their “sensitive” data — including browsing history, geolocation and financial and medical information — to create targeted advertisements.
The bill uses a little-known tool called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that allows Congress and the president to overturn recently passed agency regulations. A successful CRA bill also prevents the agency from implementing similar rules in the future.
originally posted by: AutonomousMeatPuppet
Basically this amounts to ISPs being allowed to sell targeted advertising, the same as Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Why not? I really don't care if the sidebar ads on websites are relevant to me or some random product.
It's not personally identifying. Go ahead and set up an advertising account with Google or Facebook. You can choose to target your ad to age groups, gender, location, income, or many other categories.
There's no way to access individual data, ( IP addresses). Only admins for the ISP could, and already can anyways.