Protecting the Citizens of Hawaii’s Privacy and Upholding the State Constitution
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In the past week, both the House and Senate of US Congress voted to repeal internet privacy protections previously approved by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules repealed would have required Internet service providers (ISPs, e.g. Comcast, Time Warner, etc.) to get your permission before collecting and sharing your data. ISPs have data on your web browsing history, app usage, geo-location of users (to include minors and children), social security numbers, health records, and more.
Under the rules repealed by Congress, ISPs would have been required to:
- Notify customers about the types of information collected and shared
- Would have been prohibited from selling the information collected
- Would have been responsible for protecting this private information.
With the signature of the 45th President, the opposite of all 3 above would now be true.
The repeal of these protections are extremely concerning when more and more of our lives are being connected to the internet especially when it pertains to the internet of things, which can now track, record, and respond to behavior, speech, and more inside our own homes.
This petition will urge your officials to protect your privacy and personal information.
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