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[sensors] Spec should include mandatory mitigations for privacy harms / risks (#397)

From: pes via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:39:52 +0000
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snyderp has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/sensors:

== Spec should include mandatory mitigations for privacy harms / risks ==
While the spec does a great job discussing the risks associated with the exposed functionality, there is relatively little in the way of required mitigations. We think its bad practice to have standards require privacy risky functionality, but then leave it up to implementors to figure out non-standard ways of protecting users; the protections are just as much a part of the web platform as the functionality.  The spec should be updated / modified to specify the steps implementors must take to keep their users safe from the risk the standard adds.


Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/397 using your GitHub account
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