Hi all,

IMHO this is long overdue!

Take care,


PS see the link for the entire article!

US lawmakers plan 'Do Not Track' bills
by Chris Lefkow Chris Lefkow, Sat May 7, 1:17 pm ET

Print Story: US lawmakers plan 'Do Not Track' bills - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (AFP) US lawmakers announced plans on Friday to introduce "Do Not Track" legislation that would let Internet users block companies from gathering information about their online activities.

Senator Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia, said his "Do Not Track Online Act of 2011" will offer a "simple, straightforward way for people to stop companies from tracking their every move on the Internet."

"Consumers have a right to know when and how their personal and sensitive information is being used online -- and most importantly to be able to say 'no thanks' when companies seek to gather that information without their approval," Rockefeller said in a statement.

In the House of Representatives, Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, and Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, released a draft of a separate "Do Not Track" bill aimed at protecting children online.