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Re: ACTION-110: Write proposal text for what it means to "not track" (ISSUE-119)

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:47:08 +0100
To: Geoff Gieron - AdTruth <ggieron@adtruth.com>
Cc: JC Cannon <jccannon@microsoft.com>, Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>, Jules Polonetsky <julespol@futureofprivacy.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>, Ninja Marnau <nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Matthias Schunter <mts@zurich.ibm.com>
Message-ID: <3994755.2x4TRoTQ6a@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
Geoff, 

again, we are still within the issue raised by Matthias. Can sites that don't 
do neither fancy tracking  nor fancy  tracking protection send a response 
header? If so, what are the conditions? I think we had already agreement in 
Brussels and it is really only about the detailed conditions for this response 
header, right?

And this is NOT about "do really not track". It is about getting all those 
pure information sites to easily endorse DNT to get a critical mass. That's 
what I understood, was Matthias intention. 

Rigo

On Sunday 19 February 2012 20:59:04 Geoff Gieron - AdTruth wrote:
> Agreed...this should apply to all, if we have learned anything this week
> with the negative publicity over Google, Vibrant, Media Innovation Group
> and PointRoll bypassing a users designated browser setting in regard to
> tracking, exceptions or lack of universal applicability give way to these
> issues occurring and offers more fodder for those who find our self
> regulatory efforts to be laughable.
> 
> I have overseen the campaign deployment (both front end and retargeting) for
> many universities both for online and in-classroom programs.
> 
> While I agree many of these non-profits, universities, etc...do not engage
> in large scale advertising initiatives we have to look at companies that
> would fall into such an exemption group like Mozilla, University of
> Phoenix, FullSail, Heifer.org<http://Heifer.org>, etc...all good companies
> and spend substantially within our industry.
> 
> The recommendation for this is valid, but exceptions tend to lead the best
> of intentions to a road of being exploitation of those looking to gain a
> strategic advantage over others they compete with.
> 
> We need to treat this as a universal solution applying to all areas of
> Internet enabled devices currently known or on the horizon...and is
> applicable in every country.
> 
> A consumer should only ever need to answer the following:
> Do I want to be tracked? Yes or No
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