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Re: [Issue-5] [Action-77] Defining Tunnel-Vision 'Do Not (Cross-Site) Track'

From: Lauren Gelman <gelman@blurryedge.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:24:36 -0800
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <203D2FD4-E131-418F-8EC8-BDA0EABA4BA1@blurryedge.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

Can you limit the sites who would be required to keep it for audit purposes to only first parties or their service providers? 

On Feb 2, 2012, at 4:06 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Feb 2, 2012, at 12:44 AM, David Singer wrote:
>> On Feb 1, 2012, at 21:37 , John Simpson wrote:
>> 
>>> How does this approach work in light of the way referrers work?
>> 
>> you would generally be allowed to use the referrer information only in real-time, and not record it.
> 
> That is not always an option -- referral data received by some sites
> is the essential trail of a contractual obligation and must be kept
> for billing, auditing, and fraud prevention purposes.  Likewise,
> referral data in aggregate form is essential to both site analytics
> and the most rudimentary forms of advertising placement.  We can limit
> its retention to those purposes when DNT is enabled and suggest ways
> to segregate the data from other operational uses, but we should
> accept that it will have to be retained by some sites regardless of
> how we define the terms.
> 
> ....Roy
> 
> 

Lauren Gelman
BlurryEdge Strategies
415-627-8512
gelman@blurryedge.com
http://blurryedge.com
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