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Re: [ISSUE-5] What is the definition of tracking?

From: David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:14:56 -0500
Message-ID: <4EE62880.8060206@appnexus.com>
To: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
CC: Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>

On 12/12/11 3:49 AM, Aleecia M. McDonald wrote:
> Let me take an example. Are we working on data collection, or not? When phrased that way we could spend weeks debating the pros and cons. And for some WG members, this becomes a guessing game about FTC intentions: data collection is required in the staff report that came out a year ago, but does that mean all collection, most collection, or is just limiting a little collection going to be enough to satisfy the FTC? What does "collection" mean, anyway? Are IP addresses collected even if they are not logged? What about Germany's laws around IP addresses? If we take the broad question of "collection or not?" we could spend a lot of energy and still not have standards language. And yet. When we had a phone conference, we agreed in extraordinarily short time that third parties receiving DNT: 1 stop data collection, unless covered by an exemption. As of that call, data collection is part of the recommendation.

Are you saying the group has agreed that DNT: 1 means stop data 
collection, without having agreed on what 'data' or 'collection' mean? 
When I indicated my support for this approach it was because I assumed 
we would end up essentially defining those terms, and others, through 
the discussion of the exemptions. Was I wrong?
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