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Privacy Review Request for Media Capabilities

From: Mounir Lamouri <mlamouri@google.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:13:13 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+-LeH8jrJiNAEN9RFJgY4=aEZWB=n6DzPsXQ=qyZ+mpjF5+jw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Cc: public-media-wg@w3.org
Hi,

On behalf of the Media Working Group, I would like to request a Privacy
Review for the Media Capabilities specification:
https://w3c.github.io/media-capabilities/

This specification contains an API that allows websites to probe how a
given media playback configuration will perform on the device. It is mostly
exposing hardware capabilities that can already be guessed or discovered by
the websites. While it makes it easier to gather that information, the
results will be vastly similar for all devices of the same type which we
believe significantly reduces the fingerprinting entropy. You can read more
about this in the security/privacy section of the specification and the
questionnaire:
https://w3c.github.io/media-capabilities/#security-privacy-considerations
https://github.com/w3c/media-capabilities/blob/master/security-privacy-questionnaire.md

Please raise any issues in the Media Capabilities GitHub repository:
https://github.com/w3c/media-capabilities/issues

Thanks,
-- Mounir
Received on Friday, 26 February 2021 19:13:37 UTC

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