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Re: tracking-ISSUE-147: Transporting Consent via the Exception / DNT mechanisms [Global Considerations]

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 08:27:20 +0200
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <18319064.aRdHbJXsXm@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
Roy, 

while I do not share your pessimism about our inability to create a system 
that works for the EU, I confess that some clarifications may be in order. 
As DNT is merely exchanging symbols/tokens, those symbols/tokens have the 
semantics we give them. And this may be specified. We are mainly talking 
about tracking, building of profiles and advertisement. All those are 
already high level purposes. We can add to those in the compliance Spec. So 
I think we have to work this out with Rob. 

Rigo

On Tuesday 15 May 2012 10:58:05 Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> A lot of people (including Rigo) assume that DNT is specific to
> advertising.  That simply isn't the case.  It is not true of our
> documents, it is not true of the regulations, and it is not true
> for the composition of our WG.  If DNT was "Do Not Target Ads",
> then it would be true, and I wouldn't be here.  I'll be perfectly
> happy to resolve this issue by the WG declaring that all of the
> non-OBA uses of tracking are outside the scope of DNT.
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