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Brill: FTC Will Continue Push for Do Not Track

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 28, 2011

At a Center for American Progress event yesterday, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill said that the commission will continue to push for a universal mechanism to allow Internet users to stop websites and mobile applications from tracking them, reports Computerworld. While she did not advocate for new laws, Brill called on Internet providers and app builders to support do-not-track mechanisms. "This branch of the information superhighway is in desperate need of basic reform," Brill said. Others at the event voiced support for an "erase button" and legislation to prevent the tracking of children, but FTC Chief Technology Officer Ed Felton said implementation would be a "head scratcher." Editor's note: Julie Brill will present a keynote speech at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2011, September 14-16, in Dallas, TX.
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