Tag Archives: Speier

Sen. Rockefeller Introduces Do-Not-Track Bill

On May 9, 2011, Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011.  The bill tasks the Federal Trade Commission with creating and implementing a do-not-track (“DNT”) mechanism for users who do not want to have personal information collected by providers of … Continue Reading

Do-Not-Track Legislation Unveiled in California

As we previously posted, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced federal do-not-track legislation in February.  California State Senator Alan Lowenthal announced at a press conference earlier this week that he is backing a similar bill in the California legislature, with the support of Consumer Watchdog and other public advocacy groups.  SB 761, as amended, directs the California attorney … Continue Reading

Kerry, McCain Circulate “Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights”

Just a week after the Obama Administration announced its support for comprehensive privacy legislation in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) has released a draft bill that attempts to respond to the Administration’s call for broad baseline privacy protections for consumers.   Kerry’s bill, which is co-sponsored by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is still … Continue Reading