Poe Files Resolution Encouraging Internet Privacy
by Ted Poe on August 2, 2018 at 9:54 AM
I recently filed House Resolution 1039, the Support Privacy on the Internet Resolution, encouraging edge internet companies and data service providers to include data protections in their policies.
In recent months, the American people have stood by as our privacy is whittled away in the digital frontier. With a single click, the terms and conditions that we speedily read over strip away the right to privacy; privacy that is often assumed to be protected. Americans must be given the ability to “opt-in” rather than “opt-out” of data sharing practices by private companies. Internet companies and data service providers should adjust their policies to reflect this renewed sense of urgency for privacy and data protections. Technology may change, but the Constitution does not. America must be the leader, not the follower, in protecting our constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy.
The text of the resolution can be found here.