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Re: Proposed text for privacy requirements

From: Frederick Hirsch <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 13:53:59 -0500
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, Paddy Byers <paddy.byers@gmail.com>, "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW)" <BS3131@att.com>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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To: ext Alissa Cooper <acooper@cdt.org>
Lets say, for the sake of argument, that having privacy icons is a  
great idea (it sounds like it would remove end-user confusion)

How would this relate to the definition of Javascript APIs? I assume  
it would be an indicator of a specifically chosen privacy policy, at  
least in some key set of attributes.

Thus I think I agree with Bryan that we are back to defining policy  
appropriately and how to bind that to an instantiated API.

Is this correct, or am I missing another aspect of the implications?

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia



On Mar 7, 2010, at 2:56 PM, ext Alissa Cooper wrote:

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>> You're thinking of something like the Creative Commons "license
>> deed" (for example [0]) ?
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>> Thanks - Paddy
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>> [0]: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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> The design space is pretty vast, and the question of what gets
> represented is obviously separate from the question of how it gets
> represented. The notion of compact privacy policies has been around at
> least since P3P if not before. There have also been a number of
> efforts to develop a set of privacy icons [0][1][2]. These can get
> quite prescriptive in what they can express, but that could be a
> benefit. On the far less complex end of the spectrum, apps could just
> be given a text field in which to declare a small snippet of their
> policies in human-readable form. If this kind of policy communication
> is something we decide to pursue, it's probably worth exploring the
> whole range of options.
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> [0] http://identityproject.lse.ac.uk/mary.pdf
> [1] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Challenges/Privacy_Icons
> [2] http://asset.netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/data-privacy-icons-v01.pdf
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