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New ePrivacy directive discusses Web browsers

From: Lukasz Olejnik (W3C) <lukasz.w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:59:48 +0000
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To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Dear all,

I'd like to point out the leak of drafted update to ePrivacy directive:

http://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/POLITICO-e-privacy-directive-review-draft-december.pdf

I provide some quick analysis:

https://blog.lukaszolejnik.com/interesting-points-in-leak-of-new-eprivacy-directive/

It's important for us because it directly references the Web (which is
great!).
It discusses (in verbatim) opt-ins, cookies, tracking mechanisms, etc.

But some of the wording is quite general and encompasses Web Permissions
and all forms of Web browser-hardware mediation, which in those contexts, I
think, might relate to communication channels (e.g. Web Bluetooth) or
Sensors.

Best regards
Lukasz Olejnik
Received on Monday, 12 December 2016 22:00:22 UTC

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