The Obama administration has called for a "privacy bill of rights" to protect consumer privacy on the Internet.
Consumer concern about Internet privacy has grown in recent years. Mozilla and Microsoft (MSFT) are both working to improve privacy controls in their Web browsers.
Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission called for a "do not track" system that would allow people to surf the Web without divulging their information.
"Self-regulation without stronger enforcement is not enough," said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. "People want to know that their information is going to be safe."
The report will provide a "road map" for lawmakers working on privacy issues, Locke said.
White House Calls for Online 'Privacy Bill of Rights'