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tracking-ISSUE-184 (Walter van Holst): 3rd party dependencies in 1st party content [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

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Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:07:50 +0000
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tracking-ISSUE-184 (Walter van Holst): 3rd party dependencies in 1st party content [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/184

Raised by: Walter van Holst
On product: Tracking Definitions and Compliance

As anyone that plays around with ad blockers, selective javascript tools, cookie killers and assorted privacy-enhancing browser extensions can attest there is a steady increase of content provided by what under the current text would be a 1st party that cannot be viewed unless content from a 3rd party is also accepted by the UA, be it cookies or javascript.

This raises an interesting situation if we have DNT. For example we have a 1st party that is trusted by the user and also claims to comply to DNT and a 3rd party that is neither. Since the 1st party content is technically dependent on 3rd party content, the user has the choice between either granting consent to the 3rd party in order to have the 1st party function properly or not getting the content at all. 

To what extent is such consent informed, genuine and meaningful?
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