Companies trading online in California could soon be forced by law to give consumers the right not to be tracked across the web. State politicians Tuesday voted to move forward a proposed bill that would see California's top law enforcement officials draw up rules protecting shoppers' online privacy by July 1 2012. California's …
UK Cookie Law - any movement?
Does anyone know if the EU e-privacy directive / UK Cookie Law has moved on - it's due to come in by May 25th....
Well, lets cross reference: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/09/govt_working_on_browser_solution_for_new_cookie_law/
"that would hurt companies that use an advertising based economic model to survive" - yeah, fuck em
My Snetiments exactly...
So, wait, their banner ads that just sit on webpages and track users provide HOW many jobs....
Oh yeah. I meant within the country, too....
Any ideas? XD
Fuck 'em is right!
How much are you paying for your elReg subscription? Yeah, that's what I thought.
Now if only...
... they would protect the users from the evil government tracking as well as the evil companies'.
But, they have no interest in limiting their own power, eh?
Arguably, it does somewhat.
One of the concerns--though certainly not the only one--about corporations building up these giant databases is that the government can always swoop in and, by legal, semi-legal or not-so-legal means, take it for their own purposes.
IE 9 has DNT, too
You write: "Microsoft offered the option of creating lists of blocked sites in Internet Explorer 9 while leaving the way open for an header approach in IE."
Actually, IE 9 already implements the header approach. Once you add a tracking protection list, IE 9 will start automatically sending the "DNT: 1" header to all those sites that aren't allowed to track you.
I don't want....
...anyone blocking my porn.....I kid...I kid..
I don't use IE for porn.
The problem is they need a standard for Do Not Track.
Google using cookies and the rest HTTP Headers with their own type of DNT flag.
Then there is the web site owners putting in a check for the DNT flag.
Google's cookie way will fail for those that have turned off cookies.
If the cookie does not exist do not track.
fsck the title
This is gonna be awesome
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