Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy ProtectionsPlay
Congress has voted to overturn internet privacy protections that were set to go into effect this year.
The rules would have given consumers more power over how internet service providers, like Comcast and Verizon, use consumers' personal data. Now providers will be able to share or sell browsing history and sensitive data, including financial information.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR technology reporter Alina Selyukh (@alinaselyukh) about what the rollback means for consumers.
This segment aired on March 29, 2017.