Maine Governor Signs Bill Banning ISPs from Using Consumer Data Without Consent

Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed into law one of the nation's strongest privacy bills, banning Internet service providers (ISPs) from using, selling or distributing consumer data without their consent. The Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information would prohibit any ISPs in Maine from refusing to serve a customer, penalizing them or offering a discount in order to pressure consumers into allowing the ISP to sell their data.