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No Agreement Yet on Internet Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 27, 2012

Chicago Tribune reports on efforts toward increased Internet privacy, from plans for Internet Explorer 10 to contain default do-not-track (DNT) settings to industry’s efforts to reach consensus for an online privacy standard. “The marketplace needs to decide this, and we’re letting them,” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. “We have not proffered a proposal, other than calling for a ‘do-not-track’ option that would be an opt-out with limits on collection, with certain exceptions.” The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Mike Zaneis said that right now, “DNT flags mean nothing because there’s no definition for what ‘do not track’ means.”
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