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Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose

From: Chris Mejia <chris.mejia@iab.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:11:17 +0000
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>, "rob@blaeu.com" <rob@blaeu.com>
CC: Mike Zaneis <mike@iab.net>, Marc Groman-NAI <mgroman@networkadvertising.org>, Lou Mastria - DAA <lou@aboutads.info>, "Amy Colando (LCA)" <acolando@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <CCAD8A9A.262CD%chris.mejia@iab.net>
Rigo, where is DNT a "law"?  Frankly, I'm very confused by your statement
below... I thought the W3C was a self-regulatory body that creates
voluntary specifications, not a legislative body, creating prescriptive
laws.  Am I wrong?  If we are creating the "DNT law", that's certainly
news to me.


Chris Mejia | Digital Supply Chain Solutions | Ad Technology Group |
Interactive Advertising Bureau - IAB

On 10/24/12 10:37 AM, "Rigo Wenning" <rigo@w3.org> wrote:

>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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