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Speier Introduces Do-Not-Track, Financial Privacy Bills

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 14, 2011

The former California lawmaker who sponsored some of the nation's strongest financial privacy protections during her time as a state senator has dropped a new federal law. Now in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Friday introduced the Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011, The Wall Street Journal reports. The bill has elicited support from privacy advocates and warnings from the online advertising industry, according to a MediaPost News report. It would let consumers opt out of having their online activities tracked through the creation of a do-not-track system such as the one called for in the Federal Trade Commission's recent report on Internet privacy. Also on Friday, Speier introduced the Financial Information Privacy Act of 2011. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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