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Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose

From: Chris Mejia <chris.mejia@iab.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:19:58 +0000
To: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CCAEDEAE.265E3%chris.mejia@iab.net>
Walter, perhaps you should take your tech suggestion to the MRC, where it
would actionable, if they find it valid for their Congressionally mandated
purpose.  Just a friendly suggestion, but as far as I know, they are not
directly represented here.

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

On 10/25/12 11:53 AM, "Walter van Holst" <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>

>On 2012-10-25 16:54, Dobbs, Brooks wrote:
>> They are attempting to reliably indicate that some counting of ads
>> was
>> actually consumed or displayed to or made available to (insert term
>> here) to "quality" recipients. Now, to your linkability question 
>> yes "quality" probably is an indication that they are a "real"
>> person.
>> So MRC or any audit company doesn't need an identified list of
>> individuals who saw the million ads, but in many ways what they are
>> saying is that these e.g. million impressions have enough linkability
>> to them that I can assure you that they aren't "low quality" i.e. not
>> a person. Without direct knowledge of MRC's secret sauce, I am sure
>> that IP address plays a role in this as a primary source and that IP
>> is very likely still used even where the cookie reads Opt_Out. I
>> would
>A cryptographic hash of the IP-address, UA string, the first 7 bytes of
>a 64 bit Unix timestamp salted with the date string would suffice to
>provide a pretty hard to link identifier that would meet the needs as
>you just described.
>But as you have indicated most of us don't know and the only ones
>claiming to know haven't volunteered to provide further information so
>  Walter
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