A recently signed bill that imposes stricter consumer privacy protections on internet service providers could add Maine to the list of states like California, Vermont and Washington that have pursued legislation that seems likely to bring them into conflict with the federal government.

The legislation, known as “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information,” was sponsored by State Senator Shenna Bellows and unanimously approved in the Maine Senate before being signed into law by Governor Janet Mills last week.

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