FCC Refuses to Enforce Website 'Do Not Track' Requests

Websites will not be forced to honor consumers' "Do Not Track" requests as the Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition that would have imposed new requirements on companies like Google and Facebook. Consumer Watchdog had petitioned the FCC to "initiate a rulemaking proceeding requiring 'edge providers' (like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn) to honor 'Do Not Track' Requests from consumers."