Design for The Opt-Out/
"A House subcommittee held its fourth hearing on Internet privacy this year Thursday, but the unmistakable conclusion from it was that Congress has gotten no closer to passing any legislation on the subject…
Those advocating online consumer privacy legislation need to look elsewhere for solutions to consumer privacy issues, suggested Pam Dixon, the executive director of World Privacy Forum. “We don’t see any likelihood of legislation to protect consumers in the near future. We need to look at self-regulation. If it’s the way forward, we need to inform it,” Dixon said.
That plays right into the hands of the advertising industry, which has been working for years to fend off legislation, rolling out a self-regulation program that uses an advertising option icon on behaviorally targeted ads, giving consumers the ability to opt-out.”
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