Rockefeller Asks FTC to Encourage Do-Not-Track Standards

October 3, 2012

Feature Image: Cosumer ProtectionWASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller today sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz encouraging the FTC to actively participate in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) deliberations on voluntary do-not-track standards. While pushing the FTC to continue its advocacy of strong consumer privacy protections, Rockefeller has introduced legislation, the Do-Not-Track Online Act, that would legally obligate online companies to honor consumer do-not-track requests.