A House measure intended to protect user privacy would require websites to explain the purpose of collecting user information, and where and when they will share the data, as well as allow users to opt out of supplying their information. The bill, which is set to be released online today by U.S. Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., for a two-month comment period, includes separate privacy rules for third-party sites, which, except for certain situations, also would have to obtain the OK of users to collect their data.

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