Our friends at Fight for the Future let us know that an important vote on privacy rules is happening today. We want to pass on the information so you know who to call to express your concern about who collects and disseminates your personal data:
Today at noon, Congress is expected to vote on whether to gut the FCC’s broadband privacy rules that prevent Internet Service Providers like Comcast and Verizon from collecting and selling your personal data without your permission.
In just a few hours Congress could roll back these landmark rules that many of us fought hard for last year.
And get this-- the 22 senators behind this controversial resolution have received more than $1.6 million from the very same companies that would profit from us losing our broadband privacy rights.
Here are the names and phone numbers of the lawmakers who we need to side with us to protect broadband privacy rights:
We can’t let this happen. Call Congress right now.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (202) 224-6665 @lisamurkowski
Sen. Susan Collins (202) 224-2523 @SenatorCollins
Sen. Jerry Moran (202) 224-6521 @JerryMoran
Sen. Cory Gardner (202) 224-5941 @SenCoryGardner
Sen. Benjamin Sasse (202) 224-4224 @BenSasse
Sen. Dean Heller (202) 224-6244 @SenDeanHeller
If these privacy protections are removed, ISPs will be able to do the following :
Monitor and sell all your location data, search history, app usage, and browsing habits to advertisers without your permission, hijack your search results, redirecting your traffic to paying third parties, and insert ads into web pages that would otherwise not have them .
This is going to be a close vote. We’ve included the names, numbers, and twitter handles of key members of Congress who could vote to uphold current broadband privacy rules.
Call them now. Tell them to protect our privacy. Here’s a sample script you can use:
“Hi, my name is ______, I’m calling to ask Senator _____ to vote against the CRA proposal to roll back the FCC’s broadband privacy rules. Please don’t let Internet Service Providers sell my personal information without my permission.”
This vote is happening very soon, please call or contact these key members of Congress now.