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RE: ISSUE-5: definition of tracking

From: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:13:06 -0700
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>, "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Message-ID: <63294A1959410048A33AEE161379C802620717954F@SP2-EX07VS02.ds.corp.yahoo.com>
Rigo,

It's easy for the W3C to purge logs after 6 weeks as you don't monetize online activities.  If anything, I'd be curious why it isn't even less.  Your organizational funds (and your paycheck) come from membership fees and donations.  :-)

- Shane

-----Original Message-----
From: Rigo Wenning [mailto:rigo@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:04 AM
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: Roy T. Fielding; John Simpson; Aleecia M. McDonald
Subject: Re: ISSUE-5: definition of tracking

Roy, 

whether you exclude access logs from the initial definitions or whether you cover them by permitted uses is just a matter of taste. 
So please do not use the definition for the access log argument. The real question on access logs is the time of non-anonymized retention. W3C anonymizes logs as a matter of policy after 6 weeks. 
This also helps with exuberant subpoenae. We can (and should IMHO) discuss this explicitly instead of complicating the definition.

Rigo

On Wednesday 05 September 2012 01:55:58 Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> The effect would be that simply retaining an access log would not 
> count as tracking unless it was used to track.
> 
> I also used words that align with the compliance definitions 
> (interaction instead of transaction) and slightly broadened what is 
> allowed to include session cookies (e.g., shopping carts).
Received on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 16:13:50 UTC

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