Author: David Montgomery / Source: Twin Cities
A last-ditch effort to add new protections for Minnesotans’ internet data failed in the early morning hours Monday.
Lawmakers finalizing Minnesota’s jobs and economic development budget met after midnight to approve a compromise deal between Dayton and legislative Republicans. At that meeting, Sen. Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis, tried to amend on limits on internet service providers selling their customers’ data.
Similar protections had been passed overwhelmingly by both chambers earlier in the session, but were removed when House and Senate Republicans were merging their bills into a single budget proposal.
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