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Re: Research on Website Accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 23:15:26 -0400
To: "Cristina Vasilica" <cmvasilica@googlemail.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uq90n0tnwxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:54:21 -0400, Cristina Vasilica  
<cmvasilica@googlemail.com> wrote:

> *Please note that this email was sent previously and titled *'Please take
> survey', which was caught as spam. With many thanks to Shawn and Bruce,  
> who raised the issue and with apologies for those who already read the  
> email, I am re-sending the email with a different subject title. Thank 
> you for understanding!

Hi Cristina,

part of Bruce's point is that you should have sent the mail from your  
student account. You're asking for a bunch of information that people  
consider pretty personal, from a googlemail account that could belong to  
anyone.

In addition there is no evidence from your survey that you have any  
privacy policy on the data given, that you will allow people to opt out of  
being named, that you have talked to an ethics committee regarding  
personal data, etc. In places like Europe and the US this is considered at  
least a normal requirement of professional practice, and in some cases a  
legal requirement as well.

cheers

chaals

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Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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