Trump’s FCC wants to let your cable company sell your data, because who cares about privacy?

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Under President Donald Trump, it seems like every department in the executive branch is racing to see who can undo regulations the fastest. And at the FCC? That means negotiating with cable companies about your data.

Newly-installed Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is working on stopping privacy rules from the it-feels-like-oh-so-long-ago Obama era, which require internet providers to get your explicit permission before selling or sharing your information, Business Insider reported.

The rules were approved in October, and went into partial effect in January. But lucky for the Trump FCC, a provision requiring internet providers to “engage in reasonable data security practices” doesn’t take effect until March 2. …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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