FCC: Protect our internet privacy!

FCC: Protect our internet privacy!

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Last year, we won an enormous victory for net neutrality. We took control of the internet away from telecom giants and put it back into the hands of the people. The FCC eliminated internet slow lanes and declared the internet a public good again. Now it’s time for the next step.

ISPs like AT&T and Comcast have access to an enormous amount of data: every website we’ve ever visited, every email we’ve ever sent, every photo we’ve ever shared -- and, thanks to location tracking, where we do it. And they want to sell it all to the highest bidder.

The FCC has just opened new proceedings surrounding privacy rights for broadband internet users -- we only have until June 27 to secure privacy safeguards we’ve never had before. Big Telecom is already fighting it -- it wants to make us pay for privacy -- but this isn’t a fight we’re going to lose.

Tell the FCC to protect the privacy of broadband users. Give us the strong, secure protections we deserve.

The worst part isn’t even that Big Telecom has access to our data and is willing to sell it to advertisers at a profit without our consent -- these corporations want to make us pay for the privacy we should be getting anyway. Pay-for-privacy is the next discriminatory and harmful practice Big Telecom is lobbying for. Privacy for everyone -- as long as you’re rich.

As Americans, we should have the power to choose how our private information is used -- and it certainly shouldn’t be used to enrich massive cable and phone corporations already charging us way too much. The internet was founded on common-carrier principles that keep it open and secure. Let's make sure it stays that way.

FCC: Keep people in control of our private information, not corporations.

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