In this video presentation, Stanford Law student (JD/PhD Computer Science ’12) Jonathan Mayer discusses the Center for Internet and Society’s “Do Not Track” project.
From CIS: Web tracking is pervasive: the average popular website incorporates over fifty third-party tracking mechanisms. And web tracking is unpopular: a majority of Americans oppose the practice. Do Not Track is a technology and policy response that would provide users with a simple, universal web tracking opt out. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce have signaled support. This talk explores central questions in the ongoing web privacy debate