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Internet Privacy Bill: Obama set to unveil 'do not track' support

• By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor

The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights will be formally unveiled tomorrow, and is set to endorse the ‘Do not track’ web browser button that already has the support of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL.

Do not track is a simple way for consumers to stop cookies and other information being passed to websites. Currently, such data is collected routinely, although users are often unaware of how their information may subsequently be used.

The Bill comes at the same time as the European Union is preparing similar regulations, and both are set to give users far greater control over what companies do with their data and how it is handled and shared. Both also aim to limit misuses of data and to make lines of accountability clearer.

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That will not effect the government's tracking of fact my cynical nature figures they will tuck mandatory preservation of your every keystroke and mouse pointer click that comes your ISP's way for several years storage.

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