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Re: ACTION-211 Draft text on how user agents must obtain consent to turn on a DNT signal

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:14:34 +0000
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <jtakt7pj6a4t4q5rtrqiqn167htehg2d6p@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
To: Justin Brookman <justin@cdt.org>
* Justin Brookman wrote:
> Replace 4.2 Intermediary Compliance (empty) with this new section:
> 4.2 User Agent Compliance
> A user agent MAY offer a control to express a tracking preference to 
> third parties.  The control MUST communicate the user's preference in 
> accordance with the [[Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]] 
> recommendation and otherwise comply with that recommendation.  A user 
> agent MUST NOT express a tracking preference for a user unless the user 
> has interacted with the user agent in such a way as to indicate a 
> tracking preference.

Interaction with the individual user agent cannot be required, otherwise
a smartphone operating system, for instance, cannot offer a system-level
control to configure DNT for all the browsers and all applications that
may be running on the system that support the system setting, unless the
user confirms using the system level setting individually for each app,
as I would read the text above anyway.
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