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Maine Law Targeting Internet Providers Aids Privacy, ACLU Says

May 29, 2020, 9:23 PM

A Maine law limiting internet providers’ use of customer data protects free speech and should be upheld, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups told a U.S. district court Friday.

Consumers have a right to go online and not have browsing habits shared without their consent, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy & Technology told the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

The filing adds allies for the state’s attorney general in defending a 2019 law that prevents internet service providers from sharing user data with advertisers or other third parties unless...

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