Chau Legislation Gives Broadband Internet Customers Control of Personal Information

Monday, July 31, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) and numerous consumer advocacy groups and technology experts unveiled Assembly Bill (AB) 375, the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act, at a State Capitol news conference. AB 375 will ensure that consumers enjoy choice, transparency and security in the treatment of their personal information when accessing the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP). "The idea that a person should have some say about how their Internet Service Provider can use, share or sell their personal information is not a controversial question for everyday consumers – it is common sense," said Assemblymember Chau, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. "Congress and the Administration went against the will of the vast majority of Americans when they revoked the FCC's own privacy rules in April, but California is going to restore what Washington stripped away." Learn more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/chau