Las Vegas, NV – Today, with telecom companies cheering, President Trump signed controversial legislation sponsored by Republican Senator Dean Heller and supported by Congressman Mark Amodei to allow internet service providers to sell personal information and data, including web browsing history, to the highest bidder without permission from their customers.
As it turns out, selling out the online privacy of your constituents is deeply unpopular across party lines. In fact, it’s somehow even more unpopular than the GOP’s failed plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. A new HuffPost/YouGov survey released today found that just 6 percent of Americans think ISPs should be allowed to share this data without permission, and a whopping *83 percent* oppose the concept.
“Senator Heller and Congressman Amodei need to explain why they helped pass this deeply unpopular bill that sells out the privacy of their constituents so that telecom companies can make more money,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Stewart Boss. “Working families in Nevada didn’t ask Senator Heller or Congressman Amodei to give away their internet browsing history to the highest bidder. Senator Heller’s vote might have been different if he had been hearing from Nevadans at public town halls instead of just listening to the big corporations who have been funding his campaigns.”