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Self-regulatory programs in hot seat over effectiveness

Self-regulatory programs in hot seat over effectiveness

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Academic research released last month has prompted more doubt about the effectiveness of online behavioral tracking self-regulatory programs, which lawmakers and consumer privacy advocates had already decried as subpar.

Consumers' privacy falls on marketers

Consumers' privacy falls on marketers

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Industry self regulation of online behavioral tracking is falling far short of expectations, according to a Stanford University Security Lab study published in July. Online ad companies, including 24/7 Real Media and AudienceScience, violated their own policies on tracking opted-out consumers, according to the research (page 3).

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