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Update of the <current> - definition

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 15:03:37 +0200
To: P3P Developer <www-p3p-dev@w3.org>
Cc: P3P Policy <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010727150337.A1731@rigo.inria.fr>
Dear all, 

The specification working group discovered some ambiguities
concerning the definition of <current>. In fact, it was unclear,
whether the old definition would also cover a recurrent use of
collected data for the same (stated) purpose. 

The old definition was:
<current/>
		Completion and Support of Current Activity: Information may
    be used by the service provider to complete the activity for
    which it was provided, such as the provision of information,
    communications, or interactive services -- for example to return
    the results from a Web search, to forward email, or place an
    order.

After an extensive debate within the Working Group, we decided to
amend this definition to include also the re-current use of
collected data, provided it is used for the same stated purpose.
Current would thus cover also data collected for getting a stream
of stock-quotes in form of a subscription to a service.

The new definition is now:

<current/>
    Completion and Support of Activity For Which Data Was Provided:
    Information may be used by the service provider to complete the
    activity for which it was provided, whether a one-time activity
    such as returning the results from a Web search, forwarding an
    email message, or placing an order; or a recurring activity such
    as providing a subscription service, or allowing access to an
    online address book or electronic wallet.


The updates-page[1] was updated accordingly.

Best, 


Rigo Wenning            W3C/INRIA
Policy Analyst          Privacy Activity Lead
mail:rigo@w3.org        2004, Routes des Lucioles
+33 (0)6 73 84 87 31    F-06902 Sophia Antipolis
http://www.w3.org/



  1. http://www.w3.org/P3P/updates.html
Received on Friday, 27 July 2001 09:09:52 GMT

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