Senator Proposes Internet “Do Not Track” List
Could block data collection with one click
Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri introduced a bill that would give Americans the ability to easily block internet companies from collecting data beyond what is necessary for specific online services offered.
His proposed legislation would give individuals the ability to join a “Do Not Track” list with a single click in their browser’s settings.
“Big tech companies collect incredible amounts of deeply personal, private data from people without giving them the option to meaningfully consent,” Hawley said.
"They have gotten incredibly rich by employing creepy surveillance tactics on their users, but too often the extent of this data extraction is only known after a tech company irresponsibly handles the data and leaks it all over the internet," he said. "The American people didn't sign up for this, so I'm introducing this legislation to finally give them control over their personal information online."
His bill would cover all internet activity, and compliance would be mandatory.
- For the committees of the Senate that will be the first to look at the legislation proposed by Senator Hawley.
For those in leadership who are working to protect the personal privacy of United States citizens.