EWeek discusses legislation on "Do Not Track" search engine features with Wayne Crews.
Congress should be very wary politically defining "Do Not Track," and continue to steer clear of trying to regulate online activity, said Wayne Crews, vice president for Policy and director of Technology Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research think tank in Washington, D.C. The proposed restrictions would impede business transactions, undermine the advertising industry, stifle innovation in the mobile space and "needlessly" make customers nervous, he said.
The legislation is unnecessary because "major industry participants" are already developing their own mechanisms, said Crews.
"The right to use information acquired through voluntary transactions is no less important than the right to decide whether to disclose information in the first place," Crews said.
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