Sunday November 08, 2015

FCC Won’t Force Websites To Honor "Do Not Track"

I feel like companies are going to snoop on you regardless, but at least we know FCC’s official stance now.

The proposed rule would have required online services to honor the Do Not Track (DNT) signal from users' browsers, which would bar those services from "selling, sharing, or otherwise transferring the personal information of the consumer to any other entity, including, but not limited to, a third-party online service." It would have also banned online services from demanding that consumers consent to being tracked in exchange for accessing the provider's content and services.

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