Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino) The broadband industry has lost a key initial ruling in its bid to kill a privacy law imposed by the state of Maine. The top lobby groups representing cable companies, mobile carriers, and telecoms sued Maine in February, claiming the privacy law violates their First Amendment protections on free speech and that the state law is preempted by deregulatory actions taken by Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Does First Amendment let ISPs sell Web-browsing data? Judge is skeptical
    Maine's Web-browsing ... ISPs sue Maine, claim Web-privacy law violates their free-speech rights The judge agreed with the broadband industry that "plaintiffs' marketing of customer data ...
    07/7/2020 - 8:21 am | View Link
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