C-Span video of panel for U.S. Congress on Do Not Track

In case it is of interest to the group, a 90-minute video of a panel held on Capitol Hill this past Friday on Do Not Track.


Prof. Peter P. Swire
C. William O'Neill Professor of Law
Ohio State University

Beginning August 2013:
Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor
Law and Ethics Program
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:56 PM
To: Peter Swire <peter@peterswire.net<mailto:peter@peterswire.net>>
Subject: AUDIO/VIDEO: "Do Not Track" Dead Or Alive? - NetCaucusAC Briefing (May 24th)


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On Friday, May 24th, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee<http://www.netcaucus.org/> was pleased to host an educational briefing: "Enabling Do Not Track Privacy: Is It Dead or Alive?"<http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2013/do-not-track/> before a packed audience in the Rayburn House Office Building. Live coverage of the discussion was provided by C-SPAN and Video<http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/219227> of the event is now available on the C-SPAN website. Audio<http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2013/20130524donottrack.mp3> (.MP3) of the briefing is also available.

"Enabling Do Not Track Privacy:
Is It Dead or Alive?"<http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2013/do-not-track/>

Video<http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/219227> | Audio<http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2013/20130524donottrack.mp3>

Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Rayburn House Office Building - Room B-339
Twitter: @NetCaucusAC<https://twitter.com/NetCaucusAC> #donottrack


 *   Chris Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union [Bio<http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/chris-calabrese.shtml>]
 *   Ashkan Soltani, Independent Researcher and Consultant [Bio<http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/ashkan-soltani.shtml>]
 *   Peter Swire, Co-Chair, the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group; Nancy J. & Lawrence P. Huang Professor (designate), Georgia Institute of Technology [Bio<http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/peter-swire.shtml>]
 *   Mike Zaneis, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & General Counsel, Interactive Advertising Bureau [Bio<http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/mike-zaneis.shtml>]
 *   Tim Lordan, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (moderator) [Bio<http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/tim-lordan.shtml>]

Background On This Briefing

Two years ago, we asked a panel of experts and policymakers<http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2011/DNT/> whether Congress needed to legislate a "Do Not Track" (DNT) online privacy mechanism. Consensus eluded that diverse panel, but they did agree that advertisers, browser makers, and standards bodies could make significant progress on their own in developing such a tool. In the time since the last panel convened, several major private sector efforts have since explored implementing a DNT mechanism, such as an opt-out cookie or an HTTP header field. Some Web browser companies have laid plans to code a DNT setting and some have implemented it. Furthermore, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a major Internet standards setting body, has been working with stakeholders in an effort to broker an agreement on how to implement a Do Not Track mechanism. W3C held a major meeting in early May -- some say a last-chance meeting -- to attempt once again to reach a consensus. The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will bring together major players from that W3C working group along with its co-Chair, Peter Swire<http://www.w3.org/2012/11/tpwg-chair-pr>, to debate and assess whether Do Not Track is necessary, feasible, likely, and/or wise. Our expert panel will also debate the potential technical implementation of DNT, the legislative and regulatory options for DNT, the potential pitfalls to ecommerce, as well as what "tracking" means and whether DNT is a job for Congress, code, or corporations.

Background On Do Not Track

The online privacy Do Not Track proposal, modeled after the popular "Do Not Call" concept, has captured the imagination of those who wish to protect consumer privacy in Congress, in industry, as well as among privacy advocates and consumers alike. Consumer privacy advocates proposed it, the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission endorsed it, Members of Congress have drafted legislation to enact it, private sector standards bodies work to build consensus around it, and web browser companies have encoded it.

Summary and Audio From Our 2011 DNT Briefing:
Enabling Online Privacy with Do Not Track: By Congress, Corporations, or Code?<http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2011/DNT/>

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This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Congressional staff and members of the press welcome. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and corporations. The ICAC takes no positions on legislation or regulation. Rather, it's a neutral platform where thought leaders debate important technology issues that shape legislative and administration policy in an open forum. We vigilantly adhere to our mission to curate balanced and dynamic debates among Internet stakeholders. Our volunteer board members<http://www.neted.org/board> ensure that we dutifully execute that mission. More information on the ICAC is available at www.netcaucus.org<http://www.netcaucus.org/>.

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