The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) is making a formal plea this week that Do Not Track (DNT), the setting that keeps advertisers from seeing your browser history, be kept “off” by default.
The DAA proposal, which was presented on Monday, says that users would have to switch DNT to “on” in the browser settings.
It also outlines a plan to inform users that only “certain” information collection would be limited in DNT was turned on, while some data may still be collected.
The new DNT deal has already been met with criticism from web privacy advocates. Jonathan Mayer, a member of the Tracking Protection Working Group (which created the DNT browser setting), tweeted that the DAA’s proposal was “neither new nor a deal.”
But privacy advocates have fired back repeatedly, going to the Federal Government level on more than one occasion with a bill proposal to make DNT adherence by advertisers mandatory. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has led the push for universal DNT for over two years.
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