Comcast’s friends in Congress are planning a sneak attack to gut basic privacy protections

The same Big Cable companies that are trying to dismantle net neutrality are now trying to destroy online privacy too.

Corrupt lawmakers are planning to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to bulldoze important rules that prevent cable companies from spying on you and selling your personal information to advertisers. [1]

The worst part is, if they succeed, the change will be *permanent.* The current or future FCC will not be able to reinstate the rules. But they’re racing against a deadline, and if we can delay the vote, we can still stop them.

Click here to contact Congress and tell them not to use the CRA.


The stakes are incredibly high. Cable companies wouldn’t just be surveilling your browser history, they’d be collecting — and possibly selling — your geolocation data, financial information, even your social security number. [2]

Internet users fought hard to get these basic privacy protections passed in the first place. We can’t let greedy ISPs take them away from us.

There’s still time. Contact Congress and tell them not to use the CRA.

We need to spark a massive outcry right now to delay this vote and foil Comcast’s plan. Please forward this email widely and share the link with your friends.

Lifted directly from: For the Internet, Evan at Fight for the Future

Urgent: Comcast’s friends in Congress are planning a sneak attack to gut basic privacy protections that prevent your Cable company from spying on you. The vote could come as soon as next week. Take action now!

[1] EFF:https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/congress-contemplating-making-it-illegal-protect-consumer-privacy-online

[2] Daily Dot: https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/gop-rollback-broadband-privacy-cra/