Thursday, July 30, 2009

My comments on the new proposed federal cookie and web tracking guidelines

One week ago, Vivek Kundra, the federal CIO, asked for feedback and input on a proposed overhaul of the rules prohibiting the use of tracking cookies on federal web sites.

I submitted my 5 page comments document today. For those of you who don't want to wait until all of the comments have been posted to the White House web site, I've embedded my submission here.


Buck said...

All too often, privacy is an afterthought on the part of web sites and more disturbingly, private citizens who increasingly give away their privacy for a dollar off of a hamburger and fries.

The culture that considers privacy to be less important than a mass-produced toy will be that much more easily manipulated by the unscrupulous and the well-meaning 'for security reasons' people.

Thank you for your efforts.

Anonymous said...

FYI, I have tracking cookies from Quantserve and Scribd after viewing this blog post.

Ambystoma said...

To Anon,
Then use NoScript.