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Re: Letter to Federal Trade Commission

From: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:52:03 -0400
To: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org Tracking" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CC867865.21934%achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Thanks John.

-a


From:  John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date:  Monday, September 24, 2012 7:52 PM
To:  Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Cc:  "public-tracking@w3.org Tracking" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Subject:  Re: Letter to Federal Trade Commission
Resent-From:  <public-tracking@w3.org>
Resent-Date:  Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:59:39 +0000

Thanks, Alan.  You make a good point about the diversity of businesses and
their different interests and perspectives.

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John M. Simpson
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Watchdog
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Cell: 310-292-1902
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john@consumerwatchdog.org

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
> 
> 
> 
> ----------
> 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 <http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/>
> john@consumerwatchdog.org
> 
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