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

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:07:32 -0800
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Cc: "(public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Seems like a reasonable defi ition

On Feb 22, 2012, at 4:06 PM, David Singer wrote:

> 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.

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