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Re: user permission for recording?

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:55:14 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXqn2PjPBZLjeuG1DzGNRq4F0b0nbmdVuxxmmmPCU=_mA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ben Pedrick <ben@tokbox.com>
Cc: Jim Barnett <Jim.Barnett@genesyslab.com>, Adam Bergkvist <adam.bergkvist@ericsson.com>, Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
Speaking purely from a security perspective, once the site has access
to the media, then the cat is out of the bag.  At best, additional
dialogs in chrome serve only to annoy.  At worst, it means that
applications will jump through extra hoops to perform recording.

In any case, browser-based recording might be a poor choice for
applications that intend to store media on a server.  Sending the
media to a server to have it recorded there will encounter no
consent-gates other than the gUM one, regardless of our choice here.

On 16 January 2013 10:54, Ben Pedrick <ben@tokbox.com> wrote:
> We found that 11 states require all parties to know and consent to being
> recorded, which is different from consenting to use the camera for a live
> conversation.

If your application needs to meet a local legislative requirement
regarding consent and awareness, then that can be implemented by the
application.
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 23:55:42 GMT

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