The BROWSER Act, recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), is just another bad idea for the Internet and needs to be opposed.
This proposed replacement for the FCC’s online privacy regulation fails in two major areas.
- It does not improve the FCC’s fatal mistake in its overly broad classification of sensitive data that will undermine the ability of consumers and business to distinguish what is truly significant regarding their privacy interests.
- It repeats the FCC’s mistake of preferring a confusing opt-out scheme that places a host of notice and consent requirements on the Internet.
Anytime you have government coming in with more regulation, it just makes the problem bigger.
This proposal will hurt people in the advertising business, consumers, and companies trying to market their products. It’s a mistake.
Contact your congressional representative and tell them you oppose the BROWSER Act.