FTC Must Demand 'Do Not Track' Legislation: Consumer Group

Law360, Chicago (January 31, 2013, 1:59 PM EST) -- Consumer Watchdog implored the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to push Congress to pass Do Not Track online privacy legislation, saying the self-regulatory effort to design online tracking standards on which the agency has relied is "virtually dead in the water."

John M. Simpson, the privacy project director for the consumer advocacy group, wrote in a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz that nothing has changed for the consumer since the chairman publicly predicted nearly a year ago that a Do Not Track mechanism, offering people...
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