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

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:11:36 -0700
Message-Id: <D8208E75-11DB-46E1-A926-6EFE1FF6B024@consumerwatchdog.org>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
As a user -- I think I've progressed slightly beyond naive -- I think you've accurately described what tracking means.

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John M. Simpson
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Watchdog
Tel: 310-392-7041
 

On Oct 27, 2011, at 5:26 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to "play the naive user" here.
> 
> Isn't 'tracking' for them, one of these two actions:
> 
> a) remembering data that is about me, or traceable to me, for a time longer than this transaction (you clearly have to 'remember' my IP address to respond, for example)
> b) using data remembered about me, or traceable to me, and associating it with this transaction ("the IP address a.b.c.d is almost always that guy Dave")
> 
> These are written in the positive sense, they are not exclusions; they don't worry about legal entities, organizational boundaries, etc.
> 
> 'treat me as someone about whom you know nothing, and remember nothing'
> 
> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
> 
Received on Friday, 28 October 2011 01:11:35 UTC

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