In response to President Trump signing into law the Republican bill to let big telecommunications companies sell your personal online information without your permission — including your Social Security number, financial and health information – Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“Washington Republicans like Senators Flake and Heller have sold out American’s most confidential and personal information to big telecommunications companies because that’s what their wealthy, special interest allies wanted them to do. This is a clear and telling example of how Republicans are looking out for themselves and pushing the agenda of their rich and powerful friends – while working people pay the price. Voters of every political persuasion do not want their representatives in Washington putting their most intimate information up for sale to the highest bidder, and they will hold Republicans accountable for this egregious act of political self-interest.”
Please see below for some recent news coverage on the issue:
Politico: Democrats want to make GOP pay for attacking internet rules.
Arizona Republic: A good thing’: Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule.
Arizona Republic: Robb: Pounding Sen. Flake over internet privacy.
Phoenix New Times: Flake’s Bill Allowing Internet Companies to Sell Your Private Data Passes Congress.
Frontier Foundation: Republicans in Congress Are Disregarding Their Own Privacy Policies.”
New York Times Editorial: Republicans Attack Internet Privacy.
Washington Post: The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections.
Texas Tribune: Congress passes bill rolling back internet privacy rules.
Tampa Bay Times: Ruth: Congress strips away your online privacy.
Daily Kos: Republicans voted to destroy online privacy, but can they defend it to voters?