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Re: DAA Statement on DNT ("Broswer [sic] Based Choice Mechanism")

From: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 03:02:19 -0500
Message-id: <2B82CE75-4633-40DF-9027-7A75F7DD5C36@democraticmedia.org>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>
 Point 1 suggests users will be first talked  out of exercising their choice, and given misleading information about the  nature of profile-based tracking. 

Jeff Chester
Center for Digital Democracy
Washington DC
www.democraticmedia.org
Jeff@democraticmedia.org

On Feb 23, 2012, at 2:47 AM, Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu> wrote:

> http://www.aboutads.info/resource/download/DAA_Committment.pdf
> 
> If I read this correctly, the DAA's new position on DNT is:
> 
> 1) Substantively, the same as the current DAA program, plus
> 2) no browser or network intermediary can enable DNT by default (ISSUE-4, ISSUE-95), and
> 3) language in the browser UI has to be clear that the feature doesn't prohibit all data collection (ISSUE-41).
> 
> Is that right?
> 
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> 
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 08:03:11 UTC

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