U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli of New Jersey will introduce a bill to regulate the use of personal information and cookies on the Internet.
If passed, the Internet Privacy Act would require firms to get permission before collecting or using data gathered from consumers. Currently, many firms simply take the data and require consumers to notify them if they don’t want it used.
Internet advertising firm DoubleClick was sued recently by consumers who claim it illegally collects and sells personal data.
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