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Re: New tracking tool in Firefox

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:28:22 +0100
To: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie+@cs.cmu.edu>
Cc: public-p3p-spec <public-p3p-spec@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200601191028.23069@rigo>
Am Thursday 19 January 2006 01:30, sprach Lorrie Cranor:
> It doesn't sound like Firefox has actually implemented these
> controls, but if they did it would significantly reduce the privacy
> concerns I think.

I agree. It could also be bundled with the cookie tools. Already today firefox 
and other Browsers allow us to make a decision per site. And cookie handling 
can be set to "ask".
>
> If a site uses this feature then I think they should certainly
> disclose it in their P3P policy. How they disclose it depends on what
> they are doing. Depending on whether the ping goes to their own
> servers, or third party servers, and whether it is accompanied by a
> pseudonym, PII, or no unique identifier would determine what is the
> appropriate disclosure. It might be pseduo or individual analysis or
> decision. It might be a state management mechanism. Could possibly be
> something else.... It also could force a site to disclose a recipient
> other than ours.

Agreement from here.

Rigo

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