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These NJ congressmen voted to allow internet companies to sell your private info

Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 19.21.18WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s five Republican congressman have voted in favor of a resolution that allows internet providers to sell your browsing habits without your permission.

The resolution overrides a rule that had been proposed by President Barack Obama that would have required providers to get your permission to share browsing habits and other personal information.

The measure, described by CNET as the strictest privacy rules ever put in place, also required providers to take measures to protect the data and to notify customers if data was stolen.

Supporters of the rules said the company that sells you your internet connection can see even more about you: every website you visit, every app that sends or receives data, everyone you email and many that you message. Telecom companies argue that companies like Google already see the same information but are unregulated.

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., 7th District, was one of the New Jersey Republicans that voted in favor of the resolution. He and Democrat Frank Pallone, who voted against it, serve on the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee.

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