S. 913 (112th): Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 09, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John “Jay” Rockefeller IV
Senior Senator from West Virginia
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 09, 2011
Length
12 pages
Related Bills
S. 418 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 09, 2011
Referred to Committee May 09, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations regarding the collection and use of personal information obtained by tracking the online activity of an individual, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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5/9/2011--Introduced.
Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate:
(1) regulations that establish standards for the implementation of a mechanism by which an individual can indicate whether he or she prefers to have personal information collected by providers of online services, including by providers of mobile applications and services; and
(2) rules that prohibit such providers from collecting personal information on individuals who have expressed a preference not to have such information collected.
Requires such rules to allow for the collection and use of personal information if: (1) the information is necessary to provide a service requested by the individual so long as identifying particulars are removed or the information is deleted upon the provision of such service; or (2) the individual receives clear, conspicuous, and accurate notice on, and consents to, such collection and use.
Provides for FTC and state enforcement of such rules and regulations.

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