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Re: Letter to Federal Trade Commission

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:52:50 -0700
Message-Id: <1AE934B7-DA84-4EAA-AA69-0CF22FA6E528@consumerwatchdog.org>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org Tracking" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Thanks, Alan.  You make a good point about the diversity of businesses and their different interests and perspectives.

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On Sep 21, 2012, at 1:13 PM, Alan Chapell wrote:

> John - 
> 
> I appreciate your sharing this document. I'll leave it to others to opine on whether it is appropriate for the FTC to be lobbying the W3C. That said, you reference two concessions that you and your colleagues have made vis-a-vis the industry: a) whether DNT should limit first-party information collection, and b) sharing data with affiliates. I am certainly a member of 'industry' -  and I recognize that these may be important issues to others in the TPWG. However, they are not at all concessions from my perspective.  I'm not weighing in on them either way  but would ask that you and your colleagues be careful in lumping all of industry into a single bucket.
> 
> There are a number of entities in this working group that are running businesses:   browsers, ad agencies, publishers, technology platforms, advertisers, etc to name a few. While all are certainly part of "industry" under a broad definition -  all have a very unique perspective when it comes to DNT. By lumping all of industry into a single bucket, you risk oversimplifying the issues we're trying to address and over emphasizing the magnitude of the concessions that you and your colleagues have made. As we've seen of late, even the browser manufacturers have taken different approaches to DNT.
> 
> Thanks again.
> 
> Alan
> 
> 
> From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
> Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 3:35 PM
> To: "public-tracking@w3.org Tracking" <public-tracking@w3.org>
> Subject: Letter to Federal Trade Commission
> Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:35:22 +0000
> 
> Colleagues,
> 
> Roy Fielding asked me about letter that Jeff Chester of CDC, Lee Tien of EFF and I sent to the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to help the working group reach our goal.
> 
> I'm attaching it as a PDF file.
> 
> As ever,
> John
> 
> 
> 
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> 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
> 
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