“This new policy and omission of a consumer opt-out option on a product-by-product basis raises a number of important privacy concerns,” write Reps. Markey and Barton in the letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. “We are interested in any actions the FTC has taken or plans to take to investigate whether Google has violated the terms of its consent agreement.”
A copy of the letter to the FTC can be found HERE.
In May, Reps. Markey and Barton introduced the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011”, legislation that amends the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 to extend, enhance and update the provisions relating to the collection, use and disclosure of children’s personal information. The legislation also establishes new protections for the personal information of children and teens.