FCC Denies Petition to Implement Do Not Track

FCC Denies Petition to Implement Do Not Track Invoking the Federal Communications Commissions Net Neutrality order, Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog petitioned the FCC to “initiate a rulemaking proceeding requiring ‘edge providers’ (like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn) to honor ‘Do Not Track’ Requests from consumers.” The FCC declined the invitation, explaining that in…

Sacramento Watch: AG and Legislature Move on Privacy and Data Security

Attorney General Harris Preparing Compliance Guidance Statement for New Privacy Laws Last fall California passed two amendments to its privacy laws – one concerning how a website treats Do Not Track Requests and the other providing a “right to be forgotten” to minors.  See Browns Signs 1 Data Breach and 2 Privacy Bills Into Law, along…

Gloves Come Off in Do Not Track Battle

For several years now, the online ad industry, internet browser suppliers and others have engaged in a debate over the appropriate standards for a “Do Not Track” protocol.  The Digital Advertising Alliance, has established a self-regulatory program to enable consumers to opt-out of tracking with participating companies.  The stumbling point in the debate with browser…

Top Story: Looming Battle over Do Not Track

ADVERTISERS REVOLT OVER IE10’S DO NOT TRACK SETTING, FTC SETS YEAR-END DEADLINE FOR PROGRESS While privacy legislation has stalled, do not track has continued to be in debate due to recent actions of Microsoft and the World Wide Web Consortium (w3C).  Microsoft’s decision to set the latest Internet Explorer browser default setting to do not…