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Re: explicit-explicit exception pairs

From: Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 20:34:39 +0200
Message-ID: <4FA9673F.4060309@blaeu.com>
To: Kimon Zorbas <vp@iabeurope.eu>
CC: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>, "ifette@google.com" <ifette@google.com>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>, Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>
Well,

At least one thing is for sure: tracking cookies need prior consent of 
the user. There is no uncertainty about that. There is some debate on a 
possibly very limited list of functional cookies.

One of the latest public documents on the status of the implementation 
is here ( disclaimer: I haven't checked it in detail):
http://www.twobirds.com/English/News/Articles/Documents/Implementation_ePrivacy_Directive-Apr2012.pdf

There is a catch-22 here, because law makers are looking closely to the 
outcome of W3C DNT process. Some find it very hopefull, some think it 
will not lead to compliance.

So I encourage the group to try to get the TPE out of the impasse. 
Please tell me, if DNT is not going to have any additional value in 
comparison to the current opt-out systems. Because if DNT will not be 
able to offer a rich granular dialog 'under the hood' of the browser, 
DNT is not going to have the outcome many of us have been hoping for.

Rob

On 8-5-2012 0:42, Kimon Zorbas wrote:
> That leaves us all (except for some lawyers) with frustration and 
> uncertainty how the law will be enforced. 
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:35:16 UTC

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