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Republican senators yesterday introduced legislation that would overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers.
If the Federal Communications Commission rules are eliminated, ISPs would not have to get consumers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other third parties.
As expected, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and 23 Republican co-sponsors introduced the resolution yesterday.

The measure would use lawmakers’ power under the Congressional Review Act to ensure that the FCC rulemaking “shall have no force or effect.”
Flake’s announcement said he’s trying to “protect consumers from overreaching Internet regulation.” Flake also said that the resolution “empowers consumers to make informed choices on if and how their data can be shared,” but did not explain how it will achieve that.
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