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Re: ACTION-212: Draft text on how user agents must obtain consent to turn on a DNT signal

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:43:45 +0100
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: Chris Mejia <chris.mejia@iab.net>, Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Message-ID: <3127582.NXoZ1DqzBG@hegel.sophia.w3.org>

I hope you do not argue for making granting an exception as difficult 
as enabling DNT in the Chrome (Alpha!) implementation (And I'm sure 
they will do better over time, so this is not a political statement 
on Chrome). This "are you sure?" - "are you really sure?" - "are you 
really really sure? " would also apply to the exception granting. We 
can't have two definitions of consent (one to enable DNT and one to 
grant an exception). So it always cuts two ways. 

As I want to safe my global considerations work and make it future 
proof, I would rather bet on easy consent than on difficult DNT 
enabling. But this remains my personal preference. I hope others 
will join me in saying that we need a good consent mechanism and not 
stand in the user's way with complex and burdensome dialogs for DNT 
or exceptions. 


On Wednesday 21 November 2012 17:16:00 Chris Mejia wrote:
> To me, this is pretty simple and logical: there are requirements
> on content servers and third parties, so there should be
> requirements on UAs too.  What's good for the goose, is good for
> the gander.  Alan makes an excellent point.
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