After a discussion of the issues, here in a nutshell are the concerns raised and approaches presented in the editorial:
1. More stringent requirements regarding the permanent and prominet display of notices on all government Web sites to clearly inform users that use of the Web sites is being tracked.
2. Make it easy for Web site users to opt out of being tracked if they so choose.
3. Have systematic procedures for purging information obtained on government Web sites through the use of “cookies” or other tracking systems as quickly and regularly as possible.
4.It is of greatest importance that the government build robust privacy protections into any tracking technology used on its Web sites.
5.. These rules and regulations should apply to outside parties that operate on government Web sites.
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