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Evolving Notice and Consensus for W3 to consider OECD Input

From: Mark Lizar <mark@smartspecies.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:19:58 +0100
Message-Id: <BFE6316A-F557-4D5D-BF80-AD238CF8960C@smartspecies.com>
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Hi All,

Re-reading my last email to the list I see that I left the email  
hanging a bit. It was an email that I thought important to send but  
became more difficult to write as I drafted it.   My intention was to  
bring up  the lack of consistent online notices technically, and  
legally.  Raise the issue that notice is a fundamental component of  
service delivery and ask for thoughts on how to develop notice in a  
way that makes an online notice a tool of access, control for the  
individual to manage information.

The strategy with the last email was to raise this issue to this WG in  
light of data protection and regulation.  As notice in society is  
consistently still that of the industrial age, the need or utility of  
evolving notice can be compared to almost any interoperability issue.  
Like consent legally, recall of faulty goods socially, or the transfer  
of metatags from flicker to facebook technically.   I understand that  
notice alone is not enough, although I believe that Notice represents  
common legal and technical ground that addressees both legal and  
technical gaps in information sharing online.   With this in mind, I  
wonder if this WG would support a recommendation that digital notice  
(as oppose to written notice) should be legally regulated by the OECD?

Regardless of support I hope to inspire some discussion around  
evolving the quality of notice and its application technically to  
create public privacy.   I noticed (pun intended) that my last email  
was difficult to respond too, something I hope to counter that with  
this email.  This is important because I clearly see that all of the  
discussions on this list are extremely valuable and I hope to add to  
this group, not subtract from it.

That being said, is there any one who disagree's that  notice is a  
fundamental issue in public privacy?

Is there anyone on this list that would oppose a recommendation to the  
OECD next week advocating regulators upgrading data protection law to  
include online notice?

Is there anyone in favour of making this recommendation?

Please respond to the list and I will forward (or ask Thomas to  
forward) this to ITAC.

Kind Regards,

Mark
Received on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:25:51 GMT

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