Contacts API last call - privacy


This is a comment from me as an individual.

The privacy requirements should be non-normative, or optional. It makes
good sense to say what the privacy implications are and how they should be
handled, but there are legitimate use cases for a system that doesn't
provide a "normal" level of privacy, and it should be possible for such a
system to be conforming. Whether the information is informative, or
optional, it allows people to test implementations and see how much they
respect privacy, without placing what are essentially political limits
(some people would argue that there doesn't need to be so much privacy,
others would like more) on technical implementation.



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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Received on Friday, 1 July 2011 01:01:23 UTC