Group Calls Targeted Advertising Bill Unconstitutional

A trade group representing several large Internet companies sent a letter detailing "strong opposition" to a New York state bill that would limit the companies' ability to collect information for targeted advertising. "[The bill] is unnecessary, most likely unconstitutional, and would have profound implications for the future of Internet advertising and the availability of free content on the Internet," wrote Jim Halpert, general counsel for the State Privacy and Security Coalition, in a letter to Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, the Westchester County Democrat sponsoring the bill.

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