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Registry Proposed For "Do Not Track" List

10:10 am on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Two consumer groups asked the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to create a "do not track list" that would allow computer users to bar advertisers from collecting information about them.

The Consumer Federation of America and the Consumers Union also urged the FTC to bar collection of health information and other sensitive data by companies that do business on the Internet unless a consumer consents.

Registry Proposed For "Do Not Track" List [uk.reuters.com]

This seems like a good idea. We already have such systems eleswhere, however, an opt in system would be better for the consumer, but less attractive to the advertiser.

12:46 pm on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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How could a website, presenting say AdSense ads, keep track of who's listed and who isn't? Seems like a nightmare in the making.
1:32 pm on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Won't people who already have issues being tracked online avoid registering their personal information with a service like this?

It's like buying your tin foil hat from the little green guy.


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