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Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:37:35 +0200
To: public-tracking@w3.org, rob@blaeu.com
Message-ID: <7466891.FWvoj6ifir@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
On Wednesday 24 October 2012 00:45:41 Rob van Eijk wrote:
> On 17-10-2012 17:05, Amy Colando (LCA) wrote:
> > *Normative:*Regardless of DNT signal, information MAY be
> > collected,  retained, used and shared for complying with
> > applicable laws, regulations, legal obligations and other
> > public purposes, including, but not limited to, intellectual
> > property protection, delivery of emergency services, and
> > relevant self-regulatory verification requirements.
> I  have been following this discussion from a distance. Basically
> the  proposed text overrides DNT. Not just specific, but in a
> very broad way.


Amy, mainly you can't give precedence to things that a party can 
create or directly influence. Laws have a legislator. If you 
overwrite the DNT signal by agreements between businesses, you 
create a contract to the detriment of third parties. At least in 
civil law countries this is prohibited by the "ordre public". While 
legal requirements may overwrite DNT, contractual obligations 
conceptionally can't. 

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