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Re: Action-101: Revise text for Issue-6, What are the underlying concerns?

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:31:14 -0500
Message-Id: <27C33ECD-CA2E-416B-869C-55D6C524F846@opera.com>
Cc: "<public-tracking@w3.org> (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
John, Rigo, 

This section seems to be a subjective expression conflating it to a fact.
Or I do not understand this sentence.

Le 2 févr. 2012 à 16:15, John Simpson a écrit :
> 2.	However, research of this type doesn't often map to reality when it comes to actual behavior of consumers using technology to control this preference.


> 3.	Users are often offered a free ad-supported application or service (vs. a paid-for equivalent) and still continue to select free apps when given the choice.  [The underlying assumption is that they associate "seeing apps" with "tracking".]


Do we have a link to data for this? I see many different possibilities why it could be the case.


> 4.	In the EU, the issue of choice takes a higher level position of human right based upon Article 8 of The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 8 of The European Convention on Human Rights, the former saying,"Such data must be processed fairly for specified purposes and on the basis of the consent of the person concerned or some other legitimate basis laid down by law." In this case, it is argued that all citizens should offer express consent prior to allowing any tracking that is not absolutely critical to delivering the fundamental function of the visited website.

Should this summarized by (and maybe that partly answers Rigo concerns about the democratic process):

Through their representatives, European citizens have decided that businesses need citizen consent prior to allowing any tracking that is not absolutely critical to delivering the fundamental function of the visited website. See Article 8 of The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 8 of The European Convention on Human Rights




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