A dangerous bill – which rolls back internet privacy protections on personal customer data, allowing Internet providers to sell user information for a profit – has been signed into law after being passed in the U.S. House and Senate. Senator Steve Daines supported selling this bill that sold Montanans Internet browsing history to corporations. This is very disturbing news.
Last week, a group of senators, including Jon Tester, sent Trump a letter asking him to veto this bill, arguing the legislation will “seriously undermine the privacy protections” of people who use the Internet. Today, Tester spoke on the Senate floor about the bill’s dangerous impact on Montanans’ privacy.
But even as Republicans in the Montana State Legislature fight back against the law by introducing an amendment, two people eyeing Tester’s seat – Matt Rosendale and Tim Fox – have stayed silent as their party attempts to put Montanans’ privacy up for sale. The silence from Fox, as Attorney General overseeing the Office of Consumer Protection, is particularly deafening.
While Steve Daines show a blatant disregard for consumer privacy protections in favor of a select few big corporations, Matt Rosendale and Tim Fox have stayed silent.
Rosendale and Fox have shown they have no issue being mentioned as potential candidates for Senate, but when it comes to this dangerous bill endangering Montanans’ privacy, they haven’t said a word.
Tweet to Rosendale and Fox with #SilentButDeadlySelloff to tell them you want to hear if they stand with Montanans or Big Corporations that Daines sold us out to.
And don’t forget to say thanks to Senator Tester for standing up for Montanans’ privacy.