Do Not Track Me Online Act

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Do Not Track Me Online Act


Introduced on February 11, 2011, this bill proposes to let people choose a no-tracking setting in their browsers. Companies would have to respect that setting and not collect data from internet users. Advertisers cannot buy information under this bill. However, businesses who use data to improve their own services is legal.

Since many activists promote internet freedom and privacy, this bill would serve as evidence that the United States government does respect individual privacy. Yet, the bill also privileges businesses who wish to gather information for advertising or other reasons. For a more detailed summary go here

Marc Rotenberg is an advocate for internet freedoms and presents a statement before the Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Technology and Innovation of the H. Comm. on Science and Technology explaining the downfalls of creating Internet IDs. Reading his stance against internet tracking and identity provides a critical look at bills that revolve around freedom issues.


February 11, 2011


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Rep. Jackie Speier, "Do Not Track Me Online Act ," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #183, (accessed August 7, 2022).