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Re: Behavior of user agents after granting exceptions

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:48:24 -0700
Message-Id: <FF351D4F-1914-432A-BC90-B4A80641235F@consumerwatchdog.org>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>, ifette@google.com
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Hi Rigo,

I'm seeking clarification here. If DNT:1 were the default state, wouldn't turning it off or granting a user exception to a site constitute meaningful consent to be tracked -- receive cookies, etc. -- under the European approach?  

Best,
John


On Apr 14, 2012, at 7:38 AM, Rigo Wenning wrote:

> On Friday 13 April 2012 22:10:48 Matthias Schunter wrote:
>> This heuristics is in general not permitted as the default. Installed as
>> default (without obtaining a user preference), it would send DNT;1's
>> that do not reflect any collected preference
> 
> To further the violent agreement, let me add that DNT expressions without 
> being a reflection of the user's express intent would not fulfill the EU 
> requirements for consent either. If we say DNT is a reflection/expression of 
> a user's preference, we have to constrain it to something that at least 
> remotely has something to do with a willful act from the user. 
> 
> Best, 
> 
> Rigo

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