(Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump rescinded a rule requiring internet service providers to seek subscribers’ permission before using their web browsing history for marketing, handing broadband providers a victory and giving Democrats a campaign issue.
Trump signed a resolution, which passed Congress with only Republican votes, to repeal the privacy rule adopted last year by Democrats at the Federal Communications Commission. The method, rarely tried before the Trump administration, has been used to kill seven regulations through March 31, according to the group Public Citizen.
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