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Re: [Agent/Domain] same-entity domain relationship proposal comments

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:26:08 +0200
To: "Humphrey, Jack" <JHumphrey@coremetrics.com>
Cc: public-p3p-spec@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030923122608.GA2061@rigo.w3.org>

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:52:23AM -0500, Humphrey, Jack wrote:
> > There were some questions about the goals of this proposal. People 
> > thought it was useful for companies to be able to declare that all of 
> > their multiple domains are owned by a single company and comply with 
> > the same policy, but there was less interest in being able to declare 
> > that companies belong to an ad network. The reason browsers are 
> > treating these as third party cookies is that is how consumers seem to 
> > want to see them treated.
> I see this point. This proposal actually only addresses declaring that
> multiple domains belong to the same company. It does not attempt to address
> the agent/ad network type of relationships. I will make that clear in my
> upcoming proposed specification changes.

One of the reasons we came up with thoughts about agent/domain
relationsships was the ability to express contractual relationsships
between entities and to ease the task of integrating content from
different parties. As far as I can see, there is only a proposal about
the same entity, but no proposal for services acting as agents e.g.

Jack, could you please explore and report back on the call of 1 oct.?

Rigo Wenning            W3C/ERCIM
Policy Analyst          Privacy Activity Lead
mail:rigo@w3.org        2004, Routes des Lucioles
http://www.w3.org/      F-06902 Sophia Antipolis
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 09:09:06 UTC

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