An earlier post on this blog concerns a potential clash between the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Commerce Department on regulating online privacy. At the time, the New York Times reported that the FTC was "exploring" a "do not track" policy, similar to the "do not call" lists that are now popular across the United States, allowing many of us to enjoy dinner without interruption from telemarketers.
The "do not track" policy would allow consumers to opt out of being tracked by Web sites.
Yesterday's New York Timesreports that the FTC has "advocated" such a plan. Good for the FTC.
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