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

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:07:23 +0100
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Cc: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>, "<public-tracking@w3.org> (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3520169.2EYokLPO36@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
Karl, 

I still owe that answer. It is on my to-do list. I think referring to Art 8 
ECHR is not sufficient as people will not understand why.

Rigo

On Thursday 23 February 2012 15:31:14 Karl Dubost wrote:
> > 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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