The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to overturn a set of privacy rules enacted by the Obama administration-era Federal Communications Commission. The move comes after the Senate voted, along party lines, to roll back the privacy-enhancing provisions under the purview of the Congressional Review Act. According to a White House press release, the Trump administration "strongly supports the House passage" nullifying the privacy rules, which would have required internet service providers to get consumer consent prior to selling their browsing history to advertisers. During debate Tuesday, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., said the measure blows "a gaping hole in federal privacy protections," NPR reports. The Internet & Television Association, however, said the move "marks an important step" in protecting privacy. In an op-ed for The New York Times, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, "What is good business for powerful cable companies is just tough luck for the rest of us."
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