RELEASE: Senator Feltes to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Trump Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules

CONCORD – On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed a repeal of certain internet privacy rules, allowing telecommunications giants to sell private, personal information from people using the internet, including people here in New Hampshire.  This will enable these big corporations to profit from selling an individual’s browsing history, web searches, and financial information, and do so without any consent or authorization. 

Dozens of states have responded.  Now, New Hampshire will consider bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Dan Feltes (D), Sen. Harold French (R), Sen. Donna Soucy (D), Sen. Bette Lasky (D), Rep. Neal Kurk (R) and Rep. Yvonne Dean-Bailey (R).

“This bipartisan legislation responds to a Congress that kowtowed to big corporations at the expense of individual internet users, including right here in the Granite State.  New Hampshire doesn’t put corporate profits over people’s privacy, we do the opposite,” said Sen. Dan Feltes, the prime sponsor.

The public hearing is scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 9th at 1:00 p.m. before the Senate Commerce committee, State House room 100.