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Re: ACTION-110: Write proposal text for what it means to "not track" (ISSUE-119)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:06:31 -0800
Message-id: <98EC00F8-838F-4A65-B577-A383353860AF@apple.com>
To: "(public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
I think it is easier to define 'tracking', than to define 'not tracking'.  The definition does not need to include all the exceptions: they are better described individually, with their constraints, definition, and so on, in separate text.

Here is a simple definition:

"Tracking is the retention or use, after a transaction is complete, of data records that are, or can be, associated with a single user."

This knocks out aggregate non-individual counts, and doesn't consider in-transaction data while the transaction is in process (between request and response).

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:07:07 UTC

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