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Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose

From: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:48:47 -0400
Cc: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>, "Amy Colando (LCA)" <acolando@microsoft.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-id: <3AD091BF-8675-401D-A4FF-6B12E6729F04@democraticmedia.org>
To: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>
Can someone explain, as I may have missed something.  MRC is working to better define cross-tracking metrics used for targeting, etc.  In what context are we discussing such analytics be permitted under the spec?


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On Oct 19, 2012, at 1:21 PM, David Wainberg wrote:

> MRC is the Media Ratings Council, http://mediaratingcouncil.org/, formed out of US Congressional hearings in the 60's.
> 
> The other example that's come up is the UK's Prescription Medicines Code of Practice
> Authority, http://www.pmcpa.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx. 
> 
> 
> On 10/17/12 5:14 PM, John Simpson wrote:
>> I'm sorry, maybe I missed something -- it certainly wouldn't be the first time -- but what is MRC accreditation?
>> 
>> 
>> ----------
>> John M. Simpson
>> Consumer Advocate
>> Consumer Watchdog
>> 2701 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 112
>> Santa Monica, CA,90405
>> Tel: 310-392-7041
>> Cell: 310-292-1902
>> www.ConsumerWatchdog.org
>> john@consumerwatchdog.org
>> 
>> On Oct 17, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Amy Colando (LCA) wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi John.
>>>  
>>> This was intended to address the MRC accreditation scenario that was previously raised. 
>>>  
>>> From: John Simpson [mailto:john@consumerwatchdog.org] 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:19 PM
>>> To: Amy Colando (LCA)
>>> Cc: public-tracking@w3.org
>>> Subject: Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose
>>>  
>>> Amy,
>>>  
>>> A clarifying question: Can you please give a use case for what sort of data would be collected for "relevant self-regulatory requirements"?
>>> Thanks,
>>> John
>>>  
>>> ----------
>>> John M. Simpson
>>> Consumer Advocate
>>> Consumer Watchdog
>>> 2701 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 112
>>> Santa Monica, CA,90405
>>> Tel: 310-392-7041
>>> Cell: 310-292-1902
>>> www.ConsumerWatchdog.org
>>> john@consumerwatchdog.org
>>>  
>>> On Oct 17, 2012, at 8:05 AM, Amy Colando (LCA) wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Apologies that I have lost track of Action number, which I will look up later.  Many thanks to Vinay, MeMe and David W. for assisting with this text.
>>>  
>>> 6.1.1.9 Compliance with Local Law and Public Purpose
>>>  
>>> Normative: Regardless of DNT signal, information MAY be collected, retained, used and shared for complying with applicable laws, regulations, legal obligations and other public purposes, including, but not limited to, intellectual property protection, delivery of emergency services, and relevant self-regulatory verification requirements.
>>>  
>>> Non-normative: This specification does not purport to require parties to breach existing contractual obligations.  At the same time, it is expected that parties implementing this specification should not enter into new contractual obligations that have the effect of circumventing specification requirements. This specification recognizes that there are legitimate self-regulatory regimes that both protect consumer interests and govern certain data practices, and the specification does not intend to conflict with these regimes. However, parties should whenever possible adhere to the letter and spirit of this specification, and should not look to such regimes as merely a means to circumvent the specification.
>>>  
>>>  
>>>  
>> 
> 
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