Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has scheduled a hearing for
April 24 on progress on industry voluntary do-not-track standards and it looks
like industry should not expect any laurels.
Rockefeller suggested Wednesday that insufficient progress
has been made.
"Industry made a public commitment to honor Do-Not-Track
requests from consumers but has not yet followed through. I plan to use this
hearing to find out what is holding up the development of voluntary
Do-Not-Track standards that should have been adopted at the end of last year."
No witnesses have been announced.
last month reintroduced legislation that would mandate that companies who
collect personal information online get the affirmative permission of the
person whose information is being collected. Violators could be fined up to $15