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

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:36:50 -0700
Message-Id: <6453CECC-6CF2-4C5C-A418-9F048D6788B1@gbiv.com>
To: Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>
On Sep 21, 2011, at 11:34 AM, Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

> ISSUE-5: What is the definition of tracking?
> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/5

Please address this issue first.  I have added a description:

The word "tracking" is central to all of the definitions and
mechanisms being defined by this working group.
Some people think "tracking" means following all of the user's
actions, which would include first-party click-stream data collection.
Other people think that "tracking" means following a user from
one site to another (differently branded) site, which would
exclude first-party data collection that isn't shared with
third-parties.  Which is it?

Every time I look back at the IRC or meeting minutes, I see half
the people assuming one or the other, and it is making it very
hard to understand each other's opinions.

Received on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 19:37:14 UTC

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