The Digital Advertising Alliance, a major online advertising industry group, is drafting its own “do not track” technology for ad tracking purposes. Ingis, who serves as counsel to DAA, explained that “Other than for some limited exemptions, it would stop the creation of dossiers of the sites you’ve visited.” But sites would still figure out that you were shopping for a new car, for example, based on other information, so it’s not clear what exactly would be blocked.
The technology “might never come out. We’re trying to get consensus. It’s a very broad industry,” he said.