The privacy rules approved by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last fall obliged providers to request their customers’ consent to the transfer to other companies of their data that is considered confidential: email, mobile applications, chats and anything that might be of interest to advertising and other companies. Internet service providers, including such media giants as Comcast, Verizon and AT\u0026T, reacted very negatively to the introduction of these rules, as this inevitably caused difficulties in the \and she succeeded, albeit with a minimal margin: 50 votes in favor (of course, these are Republican senators) and 48 against (Democrats). This decision of the Senate caused a legitimate outrage by consumer advocates. According to Dallas Harris, an expert in this field, American Internet users were relegated to the status of a product, a standard data set for marketing, and their interests receded into the background under the pressure of providers. Thus, proponents of privacy rules were defeated in the fight against corporate giant providers for maintaining the privacy of personal information. However, the Senate resolution has not yet entered into force: it must first be considered by the House of Representatives, and in conclusion, the incumbent US President Donald Trump puts his signature on the document.