Read the fight over ISP privacy rules
The Internet privacy rules were adopted in October after an intense battle that pitted large Internet service providers, the advertising industry and tech giants against consumer advocates and civil rights groups. The rules required Internet service providers to get explicit consent before they gather their customers' data and sell it to third parties. Proponents said the rules were necessary because consumers must use a provider to access the Internet. The industry, Republican FCC commissioners and lawmakers said the restrictions were too broad and should be limited to highly sensitive data. Read the full story of how the rule was dismantled
Published May 30, 2017.