CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – President Trump signed a new law that rolls back internet privacy rules that were passed under the Obama administration.
The bill allows internet providers to sell your internet browsing history to marketers, without your permission.
State lawmakers are now fighting back. They filed legislation this week that would require providers to get your permission before sharing your personal browsing history.
People that 22News spoke with said that they’re unhappy about the new change.
Mark Lepak of Suffield, Connecticut, told 22News, “It doesn’t make me feel good. I mean it’s kind of scary that they can sell that to marketers and basically make money off your browsing history and kinda target what you’re looking to, shopping wise.”
Critics of the president’s law have privacy concerns, and so do residents.
Gwendolyn Webb-Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, told 22News, “I want to always be well aware of what’s going on with my personal information.”
Privacy advocates are outraged at the president’s bill and have since started a GoFundMe page. They plan to raise enough money to buy the internet history of members of Congress, who passed the law.