"Do Not Track" idea heads to Washington

May 9, 2011 6:19:41 PM PDT
If you don't want anyone keeping tabs on what websites you visit online, there is some encouraging news. The "Do Not Track" list is gaining momentum.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va, has introduced legislation that would require online businesses to give consumers the opportunity to opt-out of information tracking, including mobile network tracking.

Consumer Action says the Do Not Track Online Act of 2011 offers strong protections that if passed, will give consumers meaningful new privacy rights.

Last week, ABC7 reported that a bill was working its way through the California Legislature; now the idea is going nationwide.