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Re: Agenda: Global considerations F2F meeting 11-12 Berlin

From: Chris Mejia <chris.mejia@iab.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:55:15 +0000
To: Andrew Patrick <Andrew.Patrick@priv.gc.ca>
CC: "aleecia@aleecia.com" <aleecia@aleecia.com>, "david@networkadvertising.org" <david@networkadvertising.org>, "rigo@w3.org" <rigo@w3.org>, "haakonfb@opera.com" <haakonfb@opera.com>, "public-tracking-international@w3.org" <public-tracking-international@w3.org>, Mike Zaneis <mike@iab.net>, "mgroman@networkadvertising.org" <mgroman@networkadvertising.org>, "Tara Whalen" <Tara.Whalen@priv.gc.ca>
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Great, now that we have some folks from Canada interested, we only have Africa, South America, Asia and Oceana left... Only four continents NOT represented now-- there is still a LOT of work to be done here, W3C staff.

My original point still stands: stakeholders from government AND industry in these underrepresented regions/cultures need to be at the table if we are to call this a meeting of "global" considerations, and certainly if we are to consider this a "global" Internet standard at the end of the day.


Chris Mejia
Digital Supply Chain Solutions
Ad Technology Group
Interactive Advertising Bureau - IAB

On Feb 26, 2013, at 9:35 AM, "Andrew Patrick" <Andrew.Patrick@priv.gc.ca<mailto:Andrew.Patrick@priv.gc.ca>> wrote:

The Canadian law that I referred to in Princeton is The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which is the national privacy law for the private sector. See  http://www.priv.gc.ca/leg_c/leg_c_p_e.asp

Since the Princeton meeting, we have issued specific guidance on how PIPEDA will be interpreted for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA). See the Guidance at http://www.priv.gc.ca/information/guide/2011/gl_ba_1112_e.asp and a background document and policy position at http://www.priv.gc.ca/information/guide/2012/bg_ba_1206_e.asp .

The guidelines describe how opt-out consent for OBA will be considered reasonable if certain conditions are met, including adequate notice, transparency, notification at or before the time of collection, easy opt-out methods that are persistent, restrictions on sensitive information such as medical or health, and avoiding the tracking or targeting of children. See the above-mentioned documents for details.

We have also conducted an enforcement action against an online social network in Canada (Nexopia) that was engaged in OBA without meeting the conditions listed above. A description of that case can be found at http://www.priv.gc.ca/cf-dc/2012/2012_001_0229_e.asp

Other compliance measures and enforcement actions are underway.

Regarding participation from Canada, we do follow developments as much as possible, and Tara Whalen from my office co-chairs the W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING).

Andrew Patrick, Ph.D.
Information Technology Research Analyst
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
E-mail: Andrew.Patrick@priv.gc.ca<mailto:Andrew.Patrick@priv.gc.ca>
Phone: (613) 996-6791
Mobile: (613) 219-3945
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