Microsoft Won't Budge On Do-Not-Track Plans Despite Backlash

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 5:32 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp.'s general counsel said Wednesday that the company won't reverse its controversial decision to enable its latest browser to automatically send a signal that blocks online tracking, despite widespread industry criticism that threatens to derail efforts to craft a global self-regulatory standard.

In a blog post characterizing increased attention to online privacy as one of the “key developments in the tech industry” during the past year, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith revealed that although it is listening to the feedback it has received, the company...
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