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Please confirm DAP Battery API privacy issue resolved

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 18:33:45 +0000
To: <annevk@opera.com>
CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5DD26468-EF5B-415D-933C-2A1C0C4DE48E@nokia.com>

I believe the privacy issue you raised  [1] on the DAP Battery API is resolved with the addition of a privacy considerations section [2] that reads as follows:

The API defined in this specification is used to determine the battery status of the hosting device. The information disclosed has minimal impact on privacy or fingerprinting, and therefore is exposed without permission grants. For example, authors cannot directly know if there is a battery or not in the hosting device.

The end of the thread with this discussion is here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2011Dec/0004.html

Please confirm that you agree this issue is resolved.  (Please confirm this week, sooner is better).


regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Co-Chair, W3C DAP Working G

[1] LC-2575 , https://www.w3.org/2006/02/lc-comments-tracker/43696/WD-battery-status-20111129/2575

[2] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/battery/Overview.html#security-and-privacy-considerations
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