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RE: 'do not track' list?

From: Chappelle, Kasey, VF-Group <Kasey.Chappelle@vodafone.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:36:59 +0200
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To: "Mischa Tuffield" <mischa.tuffield@garlik.com>, "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>
Cc: <public-privacy@w3.org>
Here was the proposal that was the source of the Do Not Track idea, from
the CDT and other privacy advocates: 

http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/pdf/ConsumerProtections_FTC_ConsensusDo
c_Final_s.pdf

 

 

From: public-privacy-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-privacy-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mischa Tuffield
Sent: 02 August 2010 17:20
To: David Singer
Cc: public-privacy@w3.org
Subject: Re: 'do not track' list?

 

 

On 2 Aug 2010, at 17:06, David Singer wrote:





Article here
<http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_wguy/20100802/tc_ytech_wguy/ytech_wguy_tc
3302> on a potential 'do not track' list.  However, I wonder how they
think this will work?  Do I have to identify myself to web sites, so
that they can, in turn, see I am on a 'do not track'?  If so, I just
provided identity/tracking information, didn't I?





David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

 

It seems similar to the "opt-out tool" which the Network Advertising
Initiative link to: 

 

http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

 

This is linked to from the cnn.com's advertising practises page : 

 

http://www.cnn.com/services/ad.practices/

 

I have had a play with the networkadvertising tool above, and it puts in
a "generic" cookie with no identifiable information in it. It actually
looks like they are being "good guys" here, to be frank I wasn't
expecting that at all. 

 

It does look like a step in the right direction. 

 

Mischa

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