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Fwd: PING - reminder - Ambient Light Events and Proximity Events

From: Christine Runnegar <runnegar@isoc.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:38:47 +1000
To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
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Dear all.

Tony has kindly contributed his thoughts.

Please see the email below.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Tony Rahman (LCA)" <tonyr@microsoft.com>
> Date: January 16, 2013 9:20:05 AM GMT+10:00
> To: Christine Runnegar <runnegar@isoc.org>
> Subject: RE: PING - reminder - Ambient Light Events and Proximity Events
> 
> Hi Christine, here are my initial comments (below). Also, I'll check with my colleague at Microsoft for his review. Thanks!
> 
> Proximity Events draft review
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-proximity-20121206/
> 
> Comments on Privacy and Security areas:
> 
> 1. There should be a way for a device to refuse to be queried about its proximity or even presence (e.g. Bluetooth device).
> 
> 2. Can an object (being queried) be also a hosting device? If so, is it possible that DeviceProximityEvent and UserProximityEvent interfaces can be used to do "daisy-chain" queries to find not just the first device within the proximity, but also the what's in proximity to the queried device and so on. That needs to taken into consideration.
> 
> 3. Perhaps the device should have a max number of queries on itself allowed within a certain amount of time, and if it's exceeded it will stop responding to the hosting device for x amount of time (e.g. no more responses to that host for an hour). This is more of a Security issue.
> 
> 
> Ambient Light Events draft review
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-ambient-light-20121213/
> 
> Comments on Privacy and Security areas:
> 
> 1. See #1 comment above for Proximity Events (refuse to report)
> 2. See #3 comment above for Proximity Events (limit queries)
> 3. The real-world usage of any of the Ambient Light Events features must be strictly controlled as there are privacy and physical security implications especially when used in a home automation situation. Only designated/authorized users can query whether it's dark in your house, etc.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christine Runnegar [mailto:runnegar@isoc.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 3:49 PM
> To: public-privacy (W3C mailing list)
> Subject: PING - reminder - Ambient Light Events and Proximity Events
> 
> Hi all.
> 
> A friendly reminder that the privacy reviews of Proximity Events (http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-proximity-20121206/) and Ambient Light Events (http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-ambient-light-20121213/) are due 17 January 2013.
> 
> Our next call is on 24 February 2013 at the usual time (UTC 17). Please send us your agenda items.
> 
> Christine and Tara
> 
> 
> 
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