Rep. To Introduce Children's Do-Not-Track Bill
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.February 24, 2011
A U.S. representative who sponsored the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) may soon introduce a comprehensive children's privacy bill that will include a do-not-track feature. A spokesman for Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) says the legislation is being drafted and should be ready early this year. Markey has said new legislation is needed to address the impact of the Internet "as well as online tracking on kids," ClickZ reports, and comes as the FTC reviews its COPPA rules. Markey's legislation will join other recently introduced online privacy bills, including a proposal by Rep. Jackier Speier (D-CA) and one by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL).