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Re: Fwd: CDT Urges FTC to Support Privacy Enhancing Technologies

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:47:22 +0100
To: Ari Schwartz <ari@cdt.org>
Cc: www-p3p-policy@w3.org, tns <t-and-s@w3.org>, public-pling@w3.org
Message-Id: <200801241247.23375.rigo@w3.org>
Hi Ari, 

thanks for posting and giving us the full picture in addition to 
Lorrie's message.

On Thursday 24 January 2008, Ari Schwartz wrote:
> >
> > CDT Letter to FTC in Ask.com matter [PDF], January 23, 2008:
> > http://www.cdt.org/privacy/20080123_FTC_Ask.pdf

Don't you think we should have specified an opt-out mechanism into P3P 
that would not rely on cookies? I see that despite the message to the 
FTC not to follow EPIC (election times are harsh ;)
CDT also says: 

> First, with respect to the use of opt-out cookies, CDT strongly 
> agrees that cookies are not the preferred method of managing user 
> privacy choices. 

Isn't the trouble that the opt-out cookie forces you to open up for 
cookies from ask.com as you won't bother to filter all the other 
cookies from ask.com by hand? To be clear, my point is not whether 
the FTC should do something or not. But I wonder if we can't get into 
a dialog with ask.com to do things in a better way. 


Rigo Wenning

Received on Thursday, 24 January 2008 11:47:09 UTC

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