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Re: Letter from Director General R. Madelin, European Commission

From: Jim Killock <jim@openrightsgroup.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:03:56 +0100
Cc: <public-tracking@w3.org>
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Hi all,

This strikes me as a very important observation in this letter:

"Crucially, and as a different matter, the standard should foresee that at the install or first use of the browser the owner should be informed of the importance of their DNT choice, told of the default setting and prompted or allowed to change that setting."

This type of approach deals with many of the problems associated with defaults, which are bound to disadvantage someone in some way. EU policy makers are bound to want a high level of certainty about consent from users, which this provides, and groups like ORG support this.


On 21 Jun 2012, at 11:04, <Rosa.BARCELO@ec.europa.eu> wrote:

> Dear Members of the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group:
> Please see the attached letter from Robert Madelin, Director General of  Information Society and Media  Directorate-General (European Commission).   Please let us know if you have any questions.   Thank you,
> Policy Coordinator (privacy, trust and related aspects)
> DG INFSO. Unit B1.- Policy Development
> E-mail: rosa.barcelo@ec.europa.eu
> Tel: +32. 2. 298 81 82
> Mob: +32 474 987358
> Office: Beaulieu 33, 7/17; Brussels 1160
> <Letter to W3C Tracking Protection Working Group.210612.pdf>

Jim Killock 
Executive Director
Open Rights Group
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Email: jim@openrightsgroup.org

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