DCCC: TBT: Glenn Grothman voted to allow sale of his constituents’ internet browsing data

CONTACT: Evan Lukaske, (516) 661-0125

In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, Washington Republicans and Representative Glenn Grothman have made a large show of supposedly fighting to protect their constituents’ privacy, questioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill and introducing legislation to strengthen privacy protections.

There’s just one tiny flaw with the charade.

Grothman himself worsened the problem last year, when he voted to roll back critical privacy protections and to allow Internet Service Providers to sell their constituents’ browsing data without their consent. It’s shameful, but not surprising—after all, Grothman has taken thousands of dollars from the telecommunications industry.

“Representative Grothman’s actions and words ring hollow,” said DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske. “Just last year, Grothman voted to allow Internet service providers to sell the personal browsing history of their customers without their consent and violated the personal privacy of each and every one of his constituents. Just as he’s done his entire career, Grothman put corporate interests over the private, personal interests of Wisconsinites, and families in his district will hold him accountable.”

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