WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement after the House and Senate voted to get rid of online privacy protections set to take effect this year. This action will mean internet providers will be able to track the online habits of their customers without their permission and sell the information to advertisers.

“These rules were meant to protect consumers from having their personal data shared without their permission. Ohioans pay for internet services and it’s just wrong to allow corporations to make even more money off of consumers by tracking and selling their private information.”