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privacy definitions -- was: WebID questions

From: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:53:50 +0100
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Rigo,

Hopefully once DNT is accepted as a universal consent signal browser and
plug-in developers will compete to introduce (optional?) features that
ensures it takes effect i.e. cookie removal, ETAG value deletion, HTML5
localStorage removal, fingerprinting minimisation etc. 


 A combination of regulation and competitive technology is what is needed.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Rigo Wenning [mailto:rigo@w3.org]
Sent: 18 October 2012 15:08
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Cc: David Singer; Ian.Oliver@nokia.com; henry.story@bblfish.net;
melvincarvalho@gmail.com; benl@google.com; public-webid@w3.org
Subject: Re: privacy definitions -- was: WebID questions

On Wednesday 17 October 2012 14:49:03 David Singer wrote:
> Don't tell me that you are using cookies - they can be quite 
> innocuous. Tell me you're tracking me.  And so on.

This was the basic idea behind P3P. But the browsers favored cookie-
blocking tools. DNT can't do the trick. The UI issue is really tricky. In
the Primelife project we found out that a button that goes to a privacy
dashboard was well received (we had usability studies on that by CURE)

So it may be that we have to touch on the basic idea again and adapt it to
the landscape of today. There is a gazillion ways of expressing a state on
the Web today. It is not only about fingerprinting, but also about the whole
range of means for client side storage. 

Best, 

Rigo
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