Sen Hawley Introduces Do Not Track Act

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Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced he will introduce the Do Not Track Act to give control over personal data back to users. The legislation: 

  • Creates a program similar to the national Do Not Call list that gives every person the power, at a touch of a button, to block online companies from collecting any data beyond what is indispensable to the companies’ online services.
  • Prohibits companies from profiling Americans who activate Do Not Track.
  • Bans discriminating against people who activate Do Not Track.
  • Bans companies from transferring data to other companies when a user activates Do Not Track unless the first company is an intended intermediary.
  • Forces Internet companies to disclose to users their rights under this Act.
  • Imposes strict penalties for violating these provisions.

Senator Hawley to Introduce Legislation to Give American People a "Do Not Track" Option Senator proposes strict Do Not Track rules in new bill (Vox) Sen. Josh Hawley has a new bill to let consumers opt out of pervasive tracking (Washington Post)