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Re: DAA Statement on DNT ("Broswer [sic] Based Choice Mechanism")

From: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:54:12 -0600
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <589D7F67-F47D-4205-8A43-E360E81D5F98@stanford.edu>
To: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>
My intent here is simply to understand the new position adopted by the DAA and other stakeholders in this group.  (There is some language in the statement that I and others don't quite follow.)  I do not want to open a forum for grievances about that position.


On Feb 23, 2012, at 2:02 AM, Jeffrey Chester wrote:

>  Point 1 suggests users will be first talked  out of exercising their choice, and given misleading information about the  nature of profile-based tracking. 
> Jeff Chester
> Center for Digital Democracy
> Washington DC
> www.democraticmedia.org
> Jeff@democraticmedia.org
> On Feb 23, 2012, at 2:47 AM, Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu> wrote:
>> http://www.aboutads.info/resource/download/DAA_Committment.pdf
>> If I read this correctly, the DAA's new position on DNT is:
>> 1) Substantively, the same as the current DAA program, plus
>> 2) no browser or network intermediary can enable DNT by default (ISSUE-4, ISSUE-95), and
>> 3) language in the browser UI has to be clear that the feature doesn't prohibit all data collection (ISSUE-41).
>> Is that right?
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan

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