Web Privacy Groups Urge FTC to Protect Consumer’s Online Actions

A coalition of privacy and consumer advocacy groups [which includes the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Action, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy Activism, Privacy Journal, Public Information Research, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and the World Privacy Forum] released a “consensus document” that recommended the FTC create a system that would require businesses that track online consumers to register their computer server information with the agency.

Internet users should be able to opt-out of tracking, and urged the FTC to launch a Web do-not-track initiative much like its acclaimed do-not-call registry.  See the consensus document here.

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