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Re: [deviceorientation] Move fingerprintable APIs behind permissions (#85)

From: pes via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:22:01 +0000
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
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Wanted to second @npdoty above.  Reducing accuracy seems (i) extremely unlikely to have web compat cost, (ii) to be future proof against higher rez sensors in the future re-introducing privacy harm (which might not be the case with noise inject, as noted above), and (iii) to allow people to use device sensors w/o making themselves globally identifiable.

@maryammjd I agree that GDPR can be a useful way to think about these issues, most people on the web are not covered by GDPR, so in most cases that is not a useful privacy constraint.  Also, to echo @npdoty above, permissions seems necessary but insufficient.  The standard needs to support use cases that allow using device hardware, without giving up full trackability.  

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