Efforts made to introduce new online privacy law

In the next congressional session, Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and others plan to introduce an online privacy law. The legislation may require that companies get prior approval from consumers before collecting information about their Web surfing habits, Business Week reports.

In the next congressional session Edward Markey, head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and others plan to introduce an online privacy law. The legislation may require that companies get prior approval from consumers before collecting information about their Web surfing habits, Business Week reports. Companies may also be required to disclose more information regarding how they collect and use the data related to consumer Web habits.

 

Since the legislation is still in the planning stages, it is unclear exactly what the requirements would be for situations where companies let consumers opt-in to having their Web surfing habits tracked.

 

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