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Re: tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicate DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

From: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:58:50 -0400
To: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, Tracking Protection Working Group <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CCBD9228.251F9%achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Shane - Thanks for the clarification. It seemed like the thread on
Action-212 had diverted a bit onto related issues, and I missed your
proposed language on Oct 31 (See below). My apologies.

[Proposed, New Text in Quotes " "]

Section 5.  User Agent Compliance

A user agent must offer a control to express a tracking preference to
third parties. The control must communicate the user's preference in
accordance with the [TRACKING-DNT] recommendation and otherwise comply
with that recommendation. A user agent must not express a tracking
preference for a user unless the user has given express and informed
consent to indicate a tracking preference.

"The User Agent MUST make available explanatory text to provide more
detailed information about DNT functionality within easy and direct access
for the particular environment prior to DNT being enabled."

On 11/5/12 2:24 PM, "Shane Wiley" <wileys@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

>While not resolved, I believe this overlaps with Action-212 (tied
>directly to the Compliance and Scope document).
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker
>Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 10:55 AM
>To: public-tracking@w3.org
>Subject: tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicae
>DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]
>tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicae DNT
>functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]
>Raised by: Alan Chapell
>On product: Tracking Definitions and Compliance
>I'm not attempting to specify User Interface. However, it seems
>reasonable to ask that browsers communicate DNT functionality clearly to
>Mozilla describes its DNT functionality as follows: ³Tell websites that I
>do not want to be tracked.² I'm not proposing that we specify exactly how
>browsers communicate to their Users. However, it seems self-evident that
>some guidance would be helpful. The notion that Œwebsitesı are doing the
>Œtrackingı that would be ceased as a result of a DNT signal is incorrect
>­ as First Party websites are mostly exempt from the requirements of DNT.
>At the very least, this group's output might benefit from some additional
>thinking in this area.
>I was unable to find this issue raised previously. If I'm incorrect,
>please accept my apologies - and forward the issue and its resolution to
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