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FTC proposes Do Not Track List for the Web

Dec 02, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gautham Nagesh)

"The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday proposed a do-not-track list for the Web.

"The proposal, which would allow consumers to opt out of having their online activities tracked, was included as part of the agency's preliminary report on consumer privacy.

"The report is intended as a framework for any potential privacy legislation from Congress but stops short of explicitly calling for a legislative solution. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said he would prefer for the makers of popular Web browsers to come up with an setting on their own that would allow consumers to opt out of having their browsing and search habits tracked."

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