In their comprehensive online privacy bill, Senators Kerry and McCain have laid out a plan that could give consumers a clear way to opt out of having their information shared indiscriminately with advertisers or other businesses.
Whether or not you support Do Not Track legislation, the success of the industry self-regulation program is vital. What credibility will any industry effort in this area have if one that has received so much focus doesn't succeed?
Why would the guy who created all of our online privacy problems be a good choice to head the federal agency responsible for developing and executing the Obama administration's online privacy policies?
The question of whether the government can compel online companies -- that advertise based on the information they collect -- to give us the "do not track me" option is apparently one for Congress to decide.