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Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:28:04 +0100
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>, Lauren Gelman <gelman@blurryedge.com>, "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>, Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>, Ed Felten <ed@felten.com>
Message-ID: <1950944.HEqGBpNzjb@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
On Friday 26 October 2012 15:25:21 David Wainberg wrote:
> Another piece is the need to allow for existing contracts. To the
> extent  that this DNT standard affects the nature of contractual
> measurement, reporting, and auditing requirements in the future,
> there is a need to provide an exception for existing contracts.

David, reporting/auditin is done in the "financial reporting" 
permitted use. I still think that financial reporting is a bit 

The question of contracts is not easy. OBA happens because there are 
contracts. Those contracts describe a certain expected behavior. 
Having an exception for contracts would include those installing 
OBA. The entire reason for DNT would vanish in one exception and we 
could only hope that people wouldn't use that loophole. After 12 
years in privacy, I don't believe that the loophole will remain 
unused. If one uses the loophole, a race to the bottom will be 
created. No level playing field anymore. That's why we have to be 
careful IMHO. 

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