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CDT Comments on Federal Web Policy Proposal

CDT and EFF today submitted joint comments to the Office of Management and Budget in response to the agency’s proposed review of the policies governing the use of cookies and other web technologies. OMB’s suggested framework begins to address some of the deficiencies regarding current federal policy; however, the final version of the policy must include more granular and comprehensive privacy protections, CDT and EFF said in joint comments. Agency Web sites play a key role in fostering a more participatory government, but with changes in technology and policy special attention should be given to privacy issues. Many of the ideas and recommendations contained in the comments are based on a recently released CDT-EFF report about the use of analytics on government web sites.