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Re: Today's call: summary on user agent compliance

From: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:49:23 -0400
Message-ID: <4FD24933.4040809@cippic.ca>
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
CC: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>, Ninja Marnau <nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de>, "ifette@google.com" <ifette@google.com>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Hi Rigo,

On 6/8/2012 2:42 PM, Rigo Wenning wrote:
> I think for Canada, the question will be if the regulators recognize
> the default sending of DNT:1 as an expression that is taken into
> account to determine implicit consent of some sort.
>
> Now if a canadian service is unsure about it, they can always
> trigger an exception call to the user agent. This is nearly the same
> as sending NACK.

I truly apologize for belaboring this issue, but once the DNT-1 signal 
is ignored, there is no longer an available opt-out mechanism for the 
user to employ in order to express their preference. So regulators will 
then have to decide whether the mere presence of notice that tracking is 
occurring offers a sufficiently meaningful consent mechanism.

Best regards,
Tamir
Received on Friday, 8 June 2012 18:50:36 UTC

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