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Re: Proposed text for privacy requirements

From: Alissa Cooper <acooper@cdt.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 19:56:58 +0000
Cc: "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW)" <BS3131@att.com>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>, W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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To: Paddy Byers <paddy.byers@gmail.com>

On Mar 4, 2010, at 1:10 PM, Paddy Byers wrote:

> You're thinking of something like the Creative Commons "license  
> deed" (for example [0]) ?
> Thanks - Paddy
> [0]: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The design space is pretty vast, and the question of what gets  
represented is obviously separate from the question of how it gets  
represented. The notion of compact privacy policies has been around at  
least since P3P if not before. There have also been a number of  
efforts to develop a set of privacy icons [0][1][2]. These can get  
quite prescriptive in what they can express, but that could be a  
benefit. On the far less complex end of the spectrum, apps could just  
be given a text field in which to declare a small snippet of their  
policies in human-readable form. If this kind of policy communication  
is something we decide to pursue, it's probably worth exploring the  
whole range of options.

[0] http://identityproject.lse.ac.uk/mary.pdf
[1] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Challenges/Privacy_Icons
[2] http://asset.netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/data-privacy-icons-v01.pdf
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