Consumer Federation of America has joined a broad coalition of consumer, privacy, civil rights, and anti-monopoly groups in a campaign to ban “surveillance advertising.” This is the practice of tracking and profiling individuals and groups, and then targeting them for ads based on their behavior, relationships, and other personal information. We’ve long been concerned about this practice.

Way back in 2007, in advance of a workshop the Federal Trade Commission held on “Ehavioral Advertising,” we joined several other organizations in comments urging the agency to take action to protect consumers, including creating a “Do Not Track List.” …

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Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is a non-profit organization advancing the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education.

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