S.913 - Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011

A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations regarding the collection and use of personal information obtained by tracking the online activity of an individual, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations regarding the collection and use of personal information obtained by tracking the online activity of an individual, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate: (1) regulations that establish standards for the implementation of a mechanism by which an individual can indicate whether he or she prefers to have personal information collected by providers of on

Official Summary

Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate:
(1) regulations that establish standards for the implementation of a mechanism by which an individual can indicate whether he or she prefers to have personal information collected by providers of online services, including by providers of mobile applications and services; and
(2) rules that prohibit such providers from collecting personal information on individuals who have expressed a preference not to have such information collected. Requires such rules to allow for the collection and use of personal information if:
(1) the information is necessary to provide a service requested by the individual so long as identifying particulars are removed or the information is deleted upon the provision of such service; or
(2) the individual receives clear, conspicuous, and accurate notice on, and consents to, such collection and use. Provides for FTC and state enforcement of such rules and regulations.

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Organizations Supporting S.913

  • Consumer Watchdog
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • Consumers Union
  • Consumer Action
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • ...and 2 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.913

  • Direct Marketing Association
  • Interactive Advertising Bureau
  • TargetCast
  • Online Publishers Association
  • Didit


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