The U.S. Congress repealed the law on the protection of user data on the Internet

The house of representatives of the United States Congress voted for the abolition introduced under President Barack Obama law requiring Internet service providers to obtain permission for the use of personal data of users. These data include information such as the customer’s location and the story of his visits to Internet sites, reports “bi-Bi-si”.

The law was passed in October of 2016, shortly before the election, Donald trump President of the United States, and was to enter into force by the end of this year.

Thus, soon Internet providers will no longer need to ask users to share their personal information with marketing firms and other market participants.

Supporters of this decision argue that it will increase competition in the market, critics fear that the abolition of the law will hurt the rights of consumers.

As expected, trump will soon approve the decision of the Congress.

The repeal of the law sought such large players of the market like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast, who argued that companies that provide Internet services are regulated more strictly than, for example, Google or Facebook.

The new head of the Federal communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, said that the repeal of the law will equalize players in the Internet space.