Do-Not-Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy And Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, December 2, 2010   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the December 2, 2010 hearing on 'Do-Not-Track Legislation,' held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Chairman Bobby Rush: "We are pleased to welcome into our midst today seven witnesses. They have graciously offered to share their views with this subcommittee about the feasibility of a legislative Do Not Track mechanism and how technological solutions to privacy perils and pitfalls could augment a comprehensive national privacy framework. Through such a mechanism, consumers could advise would-be trackers unambiguously and persistently that they do not wish to be followed by digital snoopers and spies across Web sites and their various fixed and mobile computing devices." The hearing discussed measures required for Internet privacy, similar to the legislation that provided Americans with the Do Not Call legislation protecting against unsolicited targeted advertising. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ed Whitfield, Lee Terry, Betty Sutton, Steve Scalise, Henry A. Waxman, John D. Dingell, Joe Barton, John Barrow, Mary Bono Mack, Daniel J. Weitzner, David Vladeck, Susan Grant, Joseph Pasqua, Joan Gillman, Eben Moglen, and Daniel Castro.

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Serial No. 111-161
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