"Do Not Track" Legislation is Harmful to the Internet Economy
WASHINGTON (February 28, 2013) - The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) responded to the reintroduction of "Do Not Track" legislation by U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, calling it detrimental policy that undermines the economic foundation of the Internet and makes consumers worse off.
The bill, which was originally introduced in 2011, would prohibit companies from collecting personal information about Internet users if a consumer opted out, except for data collected to ensure a website's basic functionality.
"The success of the Internet is rooted in the availability of access to free, ad-supported online content and