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Re: Physical data aggregated for the Web

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:42:28 +0200
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Cc: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Message-ID: <2288786.SXeS2FoK9d@longtarin>
In the US they can, in the EU this would violate the purpose limitation. But I 
wonder about the bank secret here (If there is any of that left)


On Tuesday 25 October 2011 06:33:25 Karl Dubost wrote:
> "sweet". cough.
>     Using Credit Cards to Target Web Ads
>     The two largest credit-card networks, Visa Inc. and
>     MasterCard Inc., are pushing into a new business: using
>     what they know about people's credit-card purchases for
>     targeting them with ads online.
>     Their plans, if implemented, would represent not only a
>     technological feat—tying people's Internet lives with
>     shopping activities—but also an erosion of the idea of
>     anonymity on the Web. It's an effort by the two
>     companies to profit by selling access to the insights
>     they gather about people with every credit-card
>     transaction.
>     —
> http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB1000142405297020400230457662703065133
> 9352-lMyQjAxMTAxMDIwNDEyNDQyWj.html
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