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Re: Comments on tracking-compliance.html

From: Ninja Marnau <nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:57:36 +0200
Message-ID: <4EA82DF0.8070506@datenschutzzentrum.de>
To: public-tracking@w3.org
I also agree. while reading the document I was somewhat confused with 
the terms "behavioral tracking" and "tracking". Though issue 3.4 defines 
behavioral tracking, we call it "tracking" in the same issue ("these are 
examples of tracking:").

I don't mind using a different term to "tracking", which might be 
misleading (I refer to the discussion about issue 5). But we should 
stick with this term throughout the document.

Best,
Ninja

Am 26.10.2011 16:43, schrieb Justin Brookman:
>> I think "behavioral tracking" needs to be notably different from just
>> "tracking" in order to justify using a different term. Based on my own
>> understanding of the terms and the draft, I find it difficult to argue
>> the terms are notably different. If you consider more traditional cases
>> of tracking, like a hunter may do in the woods in winter, it's hard to
>> imagine data the hunter may obtain that's not based on behavior. It may
>> be okay to use the term "behavioral tracking", but the document would
>> have to explain more clearly how "behavioral tracking" is a very special
>> form of "tracking".
> I think I agree with this?  I don't care whether what we call it,
> "tracking" or "behavioral tracking" --- we should just pick a term and
> then define it to make clear that the spec applies to the the collection
> of passively-transmitted .url data (and whatever else we decide is in
> scope) instead of following deer in the woods.

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