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Re: Rethinking KeyStorage

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:53:55 +0000
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: "public-privacy@w3.org list" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A39D791F-CB84-4920-ABBE-D1F99D31F001@netflix.com>

On Nov 8, 2012, at 1:20 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:

> -public-webcrypto
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> Le 8 nov. 2012 à 14:37, Mark Watson a écrit :
>> If we succeed in giving users control of their privacy, and they all decide to block targeted ads, then we'll end up in the same place, but that should happen as a result of user choice.
> 
> 100% agreed. I'm not talking about something else. 

Ah, so then we are in agreement.

What I am concerned about is attempts to take away user choice through what is and is not put into technical specifications. For example by not even providing the possibility in the web platform expose some given piece of information, with user consent, even if exposing that would lead to better service for the user. (Or in this case enable to certain services to be provided at all)

> Note that user choices as different endeavors depending on the countries and political systems. In general, for example, the notion of "contrat social" and protection of the individuals through laws is stronger than USA. It is another form of user choice.

Sure. Democratically arrived at public policy is certainly a form of user choice in this context. Sometimes, though, people also want to grant W3C decisions that status …

…Mark

> 
> The thing right now is that users do not have a realistic choice and that's the thing we are trying to solve. :)
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> Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
> Developer Relations, Opera Software
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