Trump Score Card
4/4/17: President Trump signed a repeal of the Obama-era U.S. broadband internet privacy rules, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates. Supporters of the bill argued that the regulations would have placed unfair restrictions on broadband providers, given that web companies like Facebook and Google also make data-driven ads and did not have to abide by similar restrictions. We are on the fence with this decision by Trump. Yes it now allows broadband companies to NOT get permission from their customers in order to use their “sensitive” data — including browsing history, geolocation and financial and medical information — to create targeted advertisements. On the flip side, why did this regulation only apply to broadband companies and not social media companies like Facebook and Google? A new privacy law should be implemented across the board for all internet based companies.