N.Y. Law Could Limit Targeted Online Advertising

After reading about how Internet companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo collect information about people online and use it for targeted advertising, one New York assemblyman said there ought to be a law. So he drafted a bill, now gathering support in Albany, N.Y., that would make it a crime -- punishable by a fine to be determined -- for certain Web companies to use personal information about consumers for advertising without their consent.

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