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Re: ISSUE-2 (privacy): Should the Geolocation API include privacy information?

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:49:06 -0700
Cc: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>, Geolocation Working Group WG <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9297F4F4-DEA5-462D-A441-17D34725FD1F@gmail.com>
To: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
s/Coordinates/Position


On Mar 26, 2009, at 9:26 AM, Matt Womer wrote:

> I tried to address the use of the tools in another mail to the WG,  
> so I'd like to just address the privacy portions here.
>
> On Mar 26, 2009, at 8:15 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>>> To me this looks like an explicit issue related to the Geopriv
>>> discussion. I thought we concluded that discussion and are now  
>>> working
>>> on the wording for the "privacy considerations" sections. Perhaps we
>>> could close this one (good to track what happened, I agree) and  
>>> open a
>>> new issue related to finishing that specific task? We can also  
>>> have a
>>> generic issue explaining that we are continuing to look for and  
>>> invite
>>> ideas around solving the user privacy problem in the context of the
>>> Geolocation API and then link to the two other (and more concrete)
>>> issues?
>>>
>>
>> Ping. Does anyone object to the above suggestion?
>
> I think we should leave this issue open and use it as I intended  
> (rather than as I wrote!).  I'll change the body of the issue to say  
> something more generic and point to two new issues.  Something like  
> this:
> [[
> We've had proposals from the IETF GeoPriv working group to include a  
> of number privacy related items in the Coordinates object.  See <new  
> issue> for details.
> During the December 2008 F2F we concluded that we would publish  
> without including those items in the Coordinates object, but would  
> include placeholder privacy text.  The group is currently working  
> through what the final text should say before publication as Last  
> Call, this is being tracked in issue <new issue 2>.
> ]]
>
> I'll copy most of the text that was clipped from issue-2 to the new  
> GEOPriv privacy issue, and I'll create a new issue for privacy text  
> and link it to the original thread (hmmm, we don't appear to have  
> Doug's original text on the mailing list, only in his blog).
> This will generate two more mails to the group, so I'll wait a bit  
> for folks to read this before going forward...
>
> -M
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