"Republicans may try to reverse a landmark privacy rule that requires internet providers to get permission before sharing your web browsing data and other sensitive information with outside companies.
Politico reports that Senate Republicans are planning to introduce legislation that would reverse the rules, which began going into effect at the beginning of the year.
It would be easy enough for them to do, too. The Congressional Review Act allows a new Congress to reverse rules recently passed by federal agencies — in this case, the rule comes from the FCC. The New York Times has a good explainer on the intricacies of how the law works, but the gist is that Republicans only need a simple majority vote in both chambers, and a signature from the president, to reverse a recent rule.
There is a time constraint, though: Congress has to reverse the rule within about 60 legislative days (in real-world time, several months). Senator Flake (R-AZ) tells Politico the legislation is “coming up” but that specific timing hasn’t been nailed down.”*
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