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Re: Intended usage notification

From: Henning Schulzrinne <hgs@cs.columbia.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 11:00:18 -0400
Cc: Nick Doty <npdoty@ischool.berkeley.edu>, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>, public-geolocation@w3.org
Message-Id: <63A38EF8-959D-4312-A4D7-2DA59AC0D9E1@cs.columbia.edu>
To: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
I don't understand that this is a real problem; a simple

"The site you are visiting is providing the following usage  
information:"

makes it clear that this is provided by the web site, not a third  
party. Particularly on small form factor mobile devices, trying to  
find this information will be hard, particularly since the pop up  
asking may well be modal, so that the user can't do anything except  
click on something.

>
>

> +1. I understand that putting the explanatory text into the browser's
> permission dialog widget may provide more context for the user's
> decision but the risk outweighs the advantage, IMHO.
>
> Note that in our privacy section we strongly encourage web sites to
> disclose this information anyway. The proposed wording (thanks to
> Alissa and others) is
>
> "Recipients must clearly and conspicuously disclose the fact that they
> are collecting location data, the purpose for the collection (...)"
>
> Please see
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-geolocation/2009Apr/0036.html
>
> for the full discussion.
>
> Thanks,
> Andrei
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 15:01:00 GMT

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