EFF Exposes How Lobbyists’ Scaremongering Tactics Killed Broadband Privacy Bill

EFF Exposes How Lobbyists’ Scaremongering Tactics Killed Broadband Privacy Bill

Earlier this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) unveiled documents that lobbyists allegedly used to influence lawmakers’ decision on the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act.

EFF said that one of the documents was an attempt to capitalize on fears generated by the Charlottesville white supremacist attack. The other document was described to be fact-free and anonymous, and was designed by the industry to stall the bill in the Senate.

The lobbyists, however, justified that the rules would only serve to disrupt the fight against terror. They claimed that the bill would prevent ISPs from disclosing potentially identifiable information with the authorities in many instances.

 

Source: Ars Technica

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