As we’ve been telling you, the US Congress (or more precisely, these specific members of the House of Representatives and US Senate) recently voted to kill the FCC’s new ISP privacy rules before they took effect.If, as expected, President Trump signs their bill, massive internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast will get more leeway in profiting from data they collect about you and your browsing habits – some of it potentially downright creepy. (“Exhibit A” might be Verizon’s AppFlash.)But the US is more than its federal government: it’s 50 states, too. And there are rumblings of rebellion in the hinterland, starting with those allegedly nice and above-average revolutionaries in Minnesota. It’s not a done deal yet, but Minnesota’s legislators seem to be moving towards tightening the state’s ISP privacy rules, no matter what Trump and the Republican US Congress do.
Minnesota pushes back against allowing ISPs to sell their users’ data