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Internet Privacy Rules Rollback: What Does It Change?

Internet Privacy Rules Rollback: What Does it Change?

The FCC's Internet Privacy Rules Undone It was the biggest news in tech and telecom in March: Congress voted to repeal FCC internet privacy rules intended to protect consumer privacy online. Media outlets from Fortune Magazine to the New York Times rushed to put out information on how to set up VPN’s to cater to the unease felt by many internet users over Congress’ actions. Yet, despite the sudden uproar over the change, there is little discussion on what exactly Congress repealed, and why. Considering how new these online privacy rules were—put into effect in October of 2016—it is difficult to imagine that they had become a staple of consumer protection in such a short time. So, what exactly were the rules…

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