Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) yesterday reintroduced a bill aimed at improving online consumer privacy similar to the one he presented to the last congress. Tech Daily Dose reports that the bill requires consent from consumers before Web sites can share information with third parties. It also offers safe harbor status for businesses that comply with an FTC-approved self-regulatory program. The bill does not appear to include a do-not-track mechanism like that endorsed by the FTC. Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy said the bill is a step in the right direction but doesn't go as far as he and other privacy advocates would like.
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