Kroes: Do-Not-Track Standards Deadline Approaches
ONLINE PRIVACY—EUJanuary 26, 2012
In a speech earlier this week, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes reminded Internet companies to establish a do-not-track (DNT) system by June of this year, Out-Law.com reports. Speaking at a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) meeting and echoing demands made in June of last year, Kroes said, "Do-not-track today is still an aspiration rather than a reality...we need to act fast to turn do-not-track into a reality for all web users." Draft plans for DNT were also unveiled at the W3C event. Kroes added, "When providers receive do-not-track signals from their users, how they need to respond may be different depending on whether the user is in Europe, the U.S. or wherever...So the system will need to adapt flexibly, depending on the jurisdiction in question."