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H.R. 2520 (115th): BROWSER Act of 2017

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Should websites be able to sell your browsing history, location, medical information, or emails without your express permission?


Just two weeks before the 2016 election, the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed rules which significantly limited what information internet service providers — such as Verizon, Comcast, or AT&T — could sell to third parties without a user’s express permission.

Among the items included in the restrictions were a user’s financial information, medical information, location history, and browsing history. These now couldn’t be shared unless a user actively “opted ...

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Marsha Blackburn

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 13 pages

May 18, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


May 18, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2520 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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