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Re: Action-101: Revise text for Issue-6, What are the underlying concerns?

From: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:11:21 -0500
Cc: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, public-tracking@w3.org, John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>, "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>, Matthias Schunter <mts@zurich.ibm.com>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Message-id: <BEED7268-6D03-4C89-AB73-E24854ADF46B@democraticmedia.org>
To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
I agree the democracy dimension is crucial for us to acknowledge.  Some thoughts on language as:  Citizens and consumers confront a far-reaching and largely non-transparent system of data collection and analysis used to make decisions about them.  The Internet should ensure that users have control over their information, and to the largest extent possible, over the methods used to process such data.

Jeffrey Chester
Center for Digital Democracy
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20009

On Feb 11, 2012, at 10:12 PM, Nicholas Doty wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2012, at 12:57 PM, Rigo Wenning wrote:
>> 2/ While the consumer-protection aspect is clearly stated, the protection of 
>> democracy aspect is not clear and is hidden in the "human rights" statement.
> Rigo, do you want to suggest some text to explain the democratic concern?
> From my part, some text we came up with in one of our small groups in Brussels may be relevant to this enumeration/elaboration of privacy concerns:
>> * Experiencing targeting based on data about me from unexpected sources. (In many cases, large profiles of data about me or people like me already exist, compiled from either online or offline data.)
>> * Retention of browsing history data by unexpected sources.
> Thanks,
> Nick

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