Consumer Groups Call for Online Privacy Guarantees

A group of 10 consumer and privacy watchdog groups this morning called for Congress to clamp down on online tracking of people’s behavior to target advertising to them as they traverse the Web. In a letter to Representatives Henry Waxman and Joe Barton, respectively the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the group put forward a set of principles and recommendations they hope will be included in expected legislation this fall.

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