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Are Do-Not-Track Efforts on the Right Track?

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

February 22, 2013

MediaPost News reports on the uncertainty of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Do-Not-Track (DNT) effort. The W3C’s Tracking Protection Committee had worked on an agreement on how website operators should respond to DNT headers—to no avail—when Peter Swire, CIPP/US, was appointed as its chair. Following a committee meeting in Boston, MA, last week, Swire said things are looking up and that he hopes to publish a document for public comment by summer. Privacy advocate Jonathan Mayer, however, said the group is “still gridlocked.” Meanwhile, Forbes reports privacy advocates prefer President Barack Obama’s recent executive order on cybersecurity to the current version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
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