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Re: ACTION 270 - Propose existing DAA text for service providers

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:25:28 -0700
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4EE26490-BD02-43FC-AAC8-5982CA1B9624@gbiv.com>
To: Rachel Thomas <RThomas@the-dma.org>
As mentioned before, this is a definition of an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) that does advertising (framed or interstitial) as
part of its service to end-users.  It has nothing whatsoever to
do with the term "service provider" as used in the TPWG specs.

....Roy

On Oct 9, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Rachel Thomas wrote:

> Also as promised, I am submitting the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) definition of “service provider” for consideration / inclusion in section 3.4.1 (“Service Provider Definition”) of the W3C TPWG "Tracking Compliance and Scope” document.  Below is both the formal definition and related commentary from the DAA Self-Regulatory Principles for Multi-Site Data. 
>  
> Service Provider
>  
> Definition: An entity is a Service Provider to the extent that it collects and uses data from all or substantially all URLs traversed by a web browser across Web sites in the course of the entity’s activities as a provider of Internet access service, a toolbar, an Internet browser, or comparable desktop application or client software and not for its other applications and activities.
>  
> Commentary: Employers are not Service Providers with respect to data collected regarding employees in the employment context.
>  
> And very best,
> Rachel
>  
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