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Re: ACTION-255: Work on financial reporting text as alternative to legal requirements

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:42:18 +0200
To: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Cc: Tracking WG <public-tracking@w3.org>, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>, "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>
Message-ID: <1786080.JlxMMmfNWF@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
Alan, 

On Thursday 27 September 2012 11:55:34 Alan Chapell wrote:
> Jeff and others have made repeated requests for industry to share
> specifics on how industry operates. Its sort of frustrating that
> my attempts to provide an example have been met with such
> ridicule.

I'm deeply sorry if you feel I was welcoming your thoughts with 
ridicule. I was rather taking the challenge to be as colorful as you 
are. Maybe that went wrong. 

Even without DNT:1, it would already be difficult to guarantee that 
a certain IP comes from a certain territory. VPN is your friend 
here, and proxies, and Tor and... So while I take your example 
seriously, people trying to distinguish a user being in UK or not is 
not really realistic. I'm currently using a socks-proxy that re-
routes my HTTP-traffic via Boston. It is like relying on the number 
plate of the car to determine the nationality of the driver. It's 
often true, but in Europe less and less frequently.

All this is something we have to develop a strategy for. But it is 
no reason for a permitted use. You sounded like striving for a 
permitted use that would just allow to do business and collection as 
usual, even for DNT:1 users. 

Rigo
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2012 22:42:44 UTC

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