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Senator: California Will Lead the Nation in Do-Not-Track Legislation

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 7, 2011

The Los Angeles Times reports on California Sen. Alan Lowenthal's (D-Long Beach) do-not-track bill, introduced this week. The bill would allow Internet users to opt out of online behavioral targeting by Web sites and advertising networks on computers, cell phones and other mobile devices. "We will lead and provide stimulus to the rest of the nation," Lowenthal said. "It's much more difficult to get something like this through Washington." The Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the legislation April 26. "I'm interested in this, and I think there may be some abuses in this area," said Sen. Tom Harmon (R-Huntington Beach), a member of the committee. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: For more on this bill, dial in to today's Privacy Tracker call or register for the upcoming Web conference "Do Not Track: Implementation and Impact."
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