‘Gold standard’ net neutrality bill takes huge step forward in California

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Update 3:25pm CT, Sept. 1: In a 27-12 vote, the California State Senate passed the net neutrality bill on Friday. Almost three dozen states have introduced bills to replace the defunct regulations, and three states have already approved them.

"Our country is awash in guns, and schoolchildren are dying", said state Sen.

A vote in the state Senate could potentially occur as early as today, as the Verge points out, because today is the last day it can pass legislation until next year. Net neutrality became a prominent issue nationwide when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed Obama-era net neutrality laws in late 2017.

The group, the Legislature specified, should include the state CIO or a designee; the state director of finance or a designee; three other state agency CIOs; one member each from the Senate and the Assembly; and 13 appointees.

"We did it", Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener, the primary author of SB 822, said in a statement.

The bills are joined together, so that both must be signed by Gov. It gave California internet users the ability to know what information a company like Facebook or Google was collecting, and how it was being used and shared with third parties.

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Internet providers say they've publicly committed to upholding the values of net neutrality, but strict rules like California's would inhibit investment in faster technology.

"President Trump didn't ruin the internet". They are sponsored by Common Sense Kids Action and have support from the Consumer Federation of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, among others.

The milestone was celebrated by net neutrality advocates who hope it will help drive a national policy prohibiting internet companies from favoring certain websites over others.

Lawmakers in California are sending legislation to Gov.

Net neutrality activists cited their legislative victory Friday as a validation of their congressional strategy: to pressure vulnerable federal lawmakers who are running for reelection this year to endorse stronger net neutrality rules at a national level.

"The passage of SB 822 in California has huge implications for our fight to restore neutrality nationwide", declared the advocacy group Fight for the Future (FFTF) following Friday's vote. "They're still paying attention".