Congressmen React to Companies' Responses
BEHAVIORAL TARGETING—U.S.October 12, 2010
Two members of the Congressional Privacy Caucus have reiterated concerns that companies might not be adequately informing consumers about their information practices, MediaPost News reports. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said in a statement on Friday that "Consumers may be unaware that the sites they visit...may be tracking their activities around the Internet." Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said he worries that "not only are many Americans unaware of these practices, but those who seek out information in privacy policies often come up against complicated legalese." The congressmen also released companies' responses to their questions about behavioral targeting and use of Flash cookies.