Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation. (NPR, 3/28/2017)
Congress' approval is a loss for privacy advocates, who fought for the regulation, passed in October of last year by the then-Democratic majority on the Federal Communications Commission.ISPs collect huge amounts of data on the websites people visit, including medical, financial and other personal information.
The FCC regulation would have required ISPs to ask permission before selling that information to advertisers and others, a so-called opt-in provision.U.S. House vote tally (215-205) found here.
The U.S. Senate already voted to overturn (50-48), with Ron Johnson voting 'aye' and Tammy Baldwin voting 'nay'.