Testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on the Privacy Implications of Online Advertising
Vice President for Policy/Director of Technology Studies
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Before the Committee on Commerce,
Privacy Implications of Online Advertising
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a non-profit public policy research foundation
dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, and markets. We appreciate
the opportunity to discuss policy issues surrounding online advertising.
Privacy dilemmas are
inevitable on the frontiers of an evolving information era, but CEI maintains
that competitive approaches to online privacy and security will be more nimble
and effective than rigid political mandates at safeguarding and enhancing
consumer well-being, facilitating commerce and wealth creation, and even contributing
to the rise of the anonymous approaches to commerce we’d like to see.