RE: ACTION-152 - Write up logged-in-means-out-of-band-consent

David and Team,

I mean this only in the context of receiving consent to recognize the user in the logged-in state despite their DNT setting.  

If a service that employs registration (logged-in) is silent on how their service interacts with DNT (we honor it, we don't, you're providing consent to our service to ignore your DNT setting, etc.), then my assumption is that they are not honoring it.  If on the other hand a service states they comply with the DNT standard, they would need to articulate what this means for their registration services.  If a party both states they support DNT and is silent on how this interacts with their registration services, then I would expect they would continue to honor DNT despite a user logged-in status.  If, on the other hand, a service states that it will recognize a user in their logged-in state wherever the user interacts with that service despite other preference settings and the user consents to this, then this would trump the DNT signal.

- Shane

-----Original Message-----
From: David Singer [] 
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: ACTION-152 - Write up logged-in-means-out-of-band-consent

On Apr 2, 2012, at 7:42 , JC Cannon wrote:

> David,
> To address your statement, I don't believe anyone has indicated that being logged in by itself should be considered an exception to DNT.

I think Shane's proposed text says exactly that simply being logged-in may over-ride DNT:

"...a user in a logged-in state, in an open and transparent manner, then this is considered an out-of-band user consent..."

am I mis-reading it?

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Received on Monday, 2 April 2012 18:32:34 UTC