The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has scheduled a hearing on how well the online industry is self-regulating consumer privacy concerns. The committee’s chairman, Senator John Rockefeller, said the following:
“In our prior hearing on consumer privacy, both the Obama Administration and the FTC commended recent industry efforts to provide consumers with more privacy protections,” said Chairman Rockefeller. “However, their reports also stated that industry can do more and that federal legislation is necessary. In this follow-up hearing, I intend to closely examine how industry intends to fulfill its recent pledge to not collect consumers’ personal information when they utilize the self-regulatory ad icon or make “do-not-track” requests in their web browsers.”
The hearing is scheduled for 28 June 2012.