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RE: tracking-ISSUE-240 (Context): Do we need to define context? [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]

From: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:34:44 -0000
To: "'Ninja Marnau'" <ninja@w3.org>, <public-tracking@w3.org>, "'Rob van Eijk'" <rob@blaeu.com>
Message-ID: <023601cf0c76$656759e0$30360da0$@baycloud.com>
Hi Ninja,

Here is my definition of contexts. It has the same drift as Rob's so I expect we will converge.

Contexts are the user discernable locales within which they can give or withdraw their consent to data controllers for the collection and use of data about their web activity, geo-location or identity.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ninja Marnau [mailto:ninja@w3.org]
> Sent: 07 January 2014 23:04
> To: public-tracking@w3.org; Rob van Eijk
> Subject: Re: tracking-ISSUE-240 (Context): Do we need to define context?
> [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]
> I created a wiki page with text proposals for ISSUE-240:
> http://www.w3.org/wiki/Privacy/TPWG/Proposals_on_the_definition_of_conte
> xt
> Currently, only Roy's initial text proposal is listed.
> Rob, as you suggested a completely different approach (rather user
> expectation than relation to party/branding) in your email from December
> 18, could you work on an text proposal to add to the wiki page?
> Ninja
> Am 18.12.13 19:37, schrieb Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker:
> > tracking-ISSUE-240 (Context): Do we need to define context? [Tracking
> Preference Expression (DNT)]
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/240
> >
> > Raised by: Justin Brookman
> > On product: Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
> >
> > The definition of tracking that was adopted by the group includes a concept of
> "context" that some members have asked that the text define more clearly.
> >
> > Roy Fielding was the author of this definition, and included this language on
> context in the Call for Objections poll:
> >
> > The above definition also depends on there being a definition of context that
> bounds a scope of user activity, though it is not dependent on any particular
> definition of that term. For example, something along the lines of: "For the
> purpose of this definition, a context is a set of resources that share the same
> data controller, same privacy policy, and a common branding, such that a user
> would expect that data collected by one of those resources is available to all
> other resources within the same context."
> >
> > Alternatively, the group might decide that the common sense meaning of
> context is sufficient, as it more closely approximates a user's general intent in
> turning on the Do Not Track signal.
> >
> > We will continue discussion of this topic on the January 8th call, but we
> encourage discussion of these (and other) ideas on the list in the meantime.
> >
> >
> >
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