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House To Discuss Do-Not-Track Proposal

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 24, 2010

The House Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee plans to hold a hearing on December 2 to discuss on whether the time has come for a law mandating the creation of an online "do-not-track" list, the National Journal reports. Subcommittee Chairman Bobby Rush (D-IL) introduced privacy legislation earlier this year, the report states, and is weighing whether to add language to that bill for a do-not-track list modeled after the national do-not-call list that allows consumers to opt out of receiving telemarketing calls. The committee will consider how such a list would function and whether it would "provide adequate relief to consumers" who want to limit online tracking, a Rush spokesman said.
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