June 20, 2001

Federal agencies set bad example for online privacy

Author: JT Smith

Information Week: "Legislators on Capitol Hill continue to push for improved
online privacy for consumers, but many federal agency
Web sites are setting a bad example.

At least 23 agency sites still have more than 300 cookies,
one year after the Office of Management and Budget
restricted the use of tracking technologies on public
government sites. Those are the findings of a study
compiled from the reports of 51 inspectors general--part
of a mandate from Congress that arose after the General
Accounting Office reported last October that at least 13
agencies were using cookies."


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