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Re: Children's online privacy.

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 08:23:16 -0500
Message-Id: <133A78AB-8B9E-4A23-AAD8-256A10011A28@opera.com>
Cc: "public-privacy@w3.org list" <public-privacy@w3.org>, Fred Andrews <fredandw@live.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
To go along with David, because I think it is important.

Le 7 nov. 2012 à 06:35, David Singer a écrit :
> if a website has the means (and maybe responsibility) to work out whether a visitor is a child or not, that in itself is yielding some information about visitors (and hence part of their privacy)


A knife doesn't know the user is a child.
So I do not think a user agent should identify the user is a child. Because waiving a flag about who the person is makes the person the target, quite the opposite of the initial intent.

It's usually better to have requirements on service providers to check who are their users. Yes it is complex. But this goes for bookshops, alcohol shops, etc.

Identification, Profiling should not replace education too. But that is a larger debate.

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Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
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