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Re: ISSUE-5: definition of tracking

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:04:29 +0200
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>, "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Message-ID: <1628116.N3YT25pPfc@hegel.sophia.w3.org>

whether you exclude access logs from the initial definitions or 
whether you cover them by permitted uses is just a matter of taste. 
So please do not use the definition for the access log argument. The 
real question on access logs is the time of non-anonymized 
retention. W3C anonymizes logs as a matter of policy after 6 weeks. 
This also helps with exuberant subpoenae. We can (and should IMHO) 
discuss this explicitly instead of complicating the definition.


On Wednesday 05 September 2012 01:55:58 Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> The effect would be that simply retaining an access log would
> not count as tracking unless it was used to track.  
> I also used words that align with the compliance definitions
> (interaction instead of transaction) and slightly broadened what
> is allowed to include session cookies (e.g., shopping carts).
Received on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 16:04:58 UTC

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