Online Privacy News and Views

The World’s First Do Not Track Law

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, October 7, 2013 | Tagged: Do Not Track, California AB370, W3C | Leave Comment

The state government of California has in the last few days enacted the first law anywhere in the world that recognises the Do Not Track setting now found in most browsers. California law AB370 requires companies that collect data on Californian residents to declare in their privacy policy how they respond to the ‘do not track’ signal sent by some visitors browsers.

W3C Do Not Track Draft Standard and the Cookie Law

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | Tagged: W3C, Cookie Law, Do Not Track | Leave Comment

Do Not Track (DNT) is a browser based mechanism designed to enable a web user to communicate their privacy wishes to a website, with the idea that the website will then be able to respond in a way that respects that wish.

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