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Re: Summary of First Party vs. Third Party Tests

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:45:50 -0700
To: Kimon Zorbas <vp@iabeurope.eu>
Cc: "Amy Colando (LCA)" <acolando@microsoft.com>, "Shane Wiley (yahoo)" <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>, Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>
Message-ID: <1438483.bUtbK7Of4S@longtarin>
Kimon, 

could you expand on the distinction between 1st & 3rd parties by European 
regulators? This was one of the reasons why I argued against the distinction. 
(to better align and make DNT usable in the EU context) So I'm really curious 
here as this may be a game changer.

All, 

there is the legal issue, but also the technical issue to transport the 
information on who is a first and who is a third party to the user. The well-
known-location would have to reflect which parties have a legal relationship 
to the owner of the requested URI/domain and what that legal relation is. As 
things can get complex (Kai Scheppe from Dt. Telekom talked about 250 
contributors) there is an issue of boundaries here that we have to solve if we 
distinguish. 

Best, 

Rigo

On Thursday 03 November 2011 22:15:09 Kimon Zorbas wrote:
> Fully support Amy & Shane - common sense applies and also reflects what even
> European regulators express on distinction between 1st & 3rd parties. Works
> for us too.
> 
Received on Thursday, 3 November 2011 23:46:59 UTC

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