FTC Knocks Microsoft Tracking Move As Industry Crafts Rules

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch on Wednesday criticized Microsoft Corp.'s plan to block online tracking by default in the next version of its Internet Explorer, putting pressure on an industry working group to craft a do-not-track standard that requires websites to honor consumers' choices, not choose for them, experts said.

While Microsoft's proposed default setting would provide consumers with a means of protecting themselves from unwanted tracking, it fails to address the wider issue that the function will only work if websites choose to honor...
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