‘Do Not Track’ tool could enhance online privacy

The new FTC report comes at time of mounting concern about online privacy in both Washington, D.C., and Europe.

The National Information and Telecommunications Administration, part of the U.S. Commerce Department, is also preparing a report on the issue.

And the Obama administration’s Office of Science Technology Policy has created a new group to develop broad principles on online privacy to guide legislative action and regulatory policy.

Meanwhile, last month the European Union said it plans to update its privacy regulations to give consumers more control over online tracking and targeted advertising.

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