Smith Statement on Vote Against Resolution to Revoke Internet Privacy Rules

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement after voting against S.J. Res. 34. This resolution of disapproval rejected a Federal Communication Commission Privacy Rule that was enacted during the Obama Administration:

March 28, 2017

“Congress should not undermine consumer’s privacy. Today, House Republicans voted to undo important privacy protections for internet users. This partisan vote takes away Americans’ choice about whether to allow their personal online information to be used for advertising and marketing purposes.

“Your online information should remain yours unless you agree to share it; it should not be put up for sale without your consent.”