US President Trump signed a bill repealing FCC Internet privacy rules

After the US Senate passed the bill last week, the White House issued a press release on Monday stating the US President Donald Trump signed a bill repealing Federal Communications Commission (FCC) internet privacy rules. In accordance with the FCC regulations, broadband companies are required to get permission from their internet users to use their data, including browsing history, geolocation, financial, and medical information – to create targeted advertisements. The bill uses the Congressional Review act (CRA) law which allows Congress and the President to overturn passed agency regulations, also preventing the agency from implementing similar rules in the future.