Trump signs bill blocking online privacy regulation
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits.
The bill scraps an online privacy regulation issued in October by the Federal Communications Commission to give consumers more control over how companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon share information.
But critics have argued that the rule would stifle innovation and pick winners and losers among internet companies.
The regulation had been scheduled to take effect later this year.
The GOP-controlled Congress is using a 20-year-old law to void numerous regulations that were finalized in the closing months of Democrat Barack Obama's presidency.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Central residents tired of flooding; drainage clean-up to begin July 10
Woman accused in murder of molester takes plea deal
Area ice cream shop fires employees after tirade aimed at sheriff's deputies
Masked burglars armed with guns spotted in Ascension Parish subdivision
LSU baseball dads help save Florida fan's life at CWS