Larsen Fights to Save Consumer Protections for Internet Privacy

Mar 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement on S.J. Res 34, a bill that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule requiring internet service providers to receive an “opt-in” before they share or sell customers’ personal data online and let customers know what data is being collected, how that data might be used and how to change privacy settings.

“A lot of folks have written and called in over the last couple days asking me to oppose S.J. Res 34, which will undermine your privacy protections on the internet and let internet service providers sell your data. I am putting this video up to let you know I will be voting against that resolution.

Let’s keep in mind this is just one more effort in rolling back regulations that this administration has undertaken. They are rolling back workplace safety regulations, clean water and clean air regulations and with S.J. Res. 34 they are rolling back privacy protections.

We need to continue fighting hard to ensure consumers are protected, our environment is protected, and the workplace is protected. My, ‘no’ vote is an effort to keep that fight up and I hope you will all keep that fight up as well. Thank you.”