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European Regulators Back DNT Feature

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

June 26, 2012

COMPUTERWORLD reports that European regulators have urged the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to let Microsoft set users' do-not-track (DNT) features in its soon-to-be-released Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) browser. The European Commission (EC) also asked the W3C to require browser makers to showcase DNT options when users first install a browser. The head of the EC's Information Society and Media Directorate-General said, "The standard should foresee that at the install or first use of the browser, the owner should be informed of the importance of the DNT choice, told of the default setting and prompted or allowed to change that setting."
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