Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) are releasing a draft bill today called the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011. From The Hill: “It aims to enhance requirements around the disclosure and use of personal information while particularly targeting the collection of location data, an issue that has flared up in recent weeks as an aspect of the online world that many consumers find unsettling.” The bill also includes a provision for an “erase” button, so young people can get rid of information about them online. I want to know how that works. If someone can figure out how to do that, maybe kids won’t have change their names when they grow up like Eric Schmidt said they would because Google knows too much about their embarrassing pasts.
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