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Committee Focuses on Do Not Track

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 29, 2011

"Consumers should not be expected to make tracking choices on a company-by-company basis," said FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in an address on Monday at the Center for American Progress, adding that therefore, do not track should apply to mobile devices as well, ClickZ reports. The FTC yesterday published tips for consumers to protect their privacy when using mobile apps. Brill is also scheduled to testify at today's Senate Commerce Committee hearing on privacy and data security. At the hearing, Consumers Union will present survey results indicating that 81 percent of Internet users favor a do-not-track mechanism, and the Commerce Department's Cameron Kerry is expected to testify in support of consumer data privacy legislation, including do not track. Editor's Note: Brill will deliver a keynote address at the IAPP Privacy Academy in Dallas, TX, in September.
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