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RE: Issue 153

From: Chris Pedigo <CPedigo@online-publishers.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:38:00 +0000
To: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>, "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>
CC: Shane M Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>, Brad Kulick <kulick@yahoo-inc.com>, "Nicholas Doty" <npdoty@w3.org>, "Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation)" <mts-std@schunter.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>, Christopher Olsen <colsen@ftc.gov>
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Jeff, I’m sure your inflammatory rhetoric works well for fundraising.  But, it’s a disservice to this venue and the good-faith participants who are trying to develop a workable, implementable solution.

Chris Pedigo
VP, Government Affairs
Online Publishers Association
(202) 744-2967


From: Jeffrey Chester [mailto:jeff@democraticmedia.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:31 PM
To: Dobbs, Brooks
Cc: Shane M Wiley; Mike O'Neill; Brad Kulick; Nicholas Doty; Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation); public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org); Christopher Olsen
Subject: Re: Issue 153

How many of you are willing to take some responsibility for creating the surveillance system used by NSA and others?  Anyone that knows the industry knows what's going on.

sent by mobile device. excuse typos please

On Dec 12, 2013, at 12:57 PM, "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com<mailto:Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>> wrote:
Because unsubstantiated accusations which impute the integrity and credibility of a broad swath of participants works directly against the goal of achieving consensus.

-Brooks
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From: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org<mailto:jeff@democraticmedia.org>>
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:30 PM
To: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com<mailto:wileys@yahoo-inc.com>>
Cc: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com<mailto:michael.oneill@baycloud.com>>, Brad Kulick <kulick@yahoo-inc.com<mailto:kulick@yahoo-inc.com>>, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org<mailto:npdoty@w3.org>>, "Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation)" <mts-std@schunter.org<mailto:mts-std@schunter.org>>, "public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org> (public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>)" <public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>, Christopher Olsen <colsen@ftc.gov<mailto:colsen@ftc.gov>>
Subject: Re: Issue 153
Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:30 PM

Why should we give away what we are telling the FTC and others!


Jeffrey Chester
Center for Digital Democracy
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Washington, DC 20009
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On Dec 12, 2013, at 11:42 AM, Shane M Wiley wrote:


Jeff,

Could you please share what methods have been created by industry to purposefully bypass parents and target children?

- Shane

From: Jeffrey Chester [mailto:jeff@democraticmedia.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:40 AM
To: Shane M Wiley
Cc: Mike O'Neill; Brad Kulick; Nicholas Doty; Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation); public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org> (public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>); Christopher Olsen
Subject: Re: Issue 153

The industry has also created methods to purposefully bypass parents and target the child.  Since COPPA has been raised, I will ask the FTC to review this point and send something to the list.  As well as our COPPA attorney's.  We should also get input from relevant experts on child privacy protection in the EU and elsewhere.

Justin--what do you propose?

Thanks,

Jeff

Jeffrey Chester
Center for Digital Democracy
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20009
www.democraticmedia.org<http://www.democraticmedia.org>
www.digitalads.org<http://www.digitalads.org>
202-986-2220

On Dec 12, 2013, at 11:11 AM, Shane M Wiley wrote:



Mike,

A parent can override all signals at the device.  An entire industry has been built around parental controls with many operating systems and some browsers coming with these built in.  There is no need for an intermediary.

- Shane

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From: Mike O'Neill [mailto:michael.oneill@baycloud.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:18 AM
To: Brad Kulick; 'Nicholas Doty'
Cc: 'Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation)'; public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Issue 153

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I strongly object to this text. It would rule out intermediaries being even able to override DNT unset which would, for example, make it impossible for a parent to override deemed consent never mind consent erroneously obtained from a child.

Mike


From: Brad Kulick [mailto:kulick@yahoo-inc.com]
Sent: 12 December 2013 12:18
To: Nicholas Doty
Cc: Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation); public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org> (public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>)
Subject: Re: Issue 153

Nick,

To make this proposal more clear, I have updated it. Along with clarifying the what to remove/alter I have added some non-normative text might be helpful per yesterday's discussion.

Thanks,

Brad


Existing text
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A user agent must have a default tracking preference of unset (not enabled) unless a specific tracking preference is implied by the decision to use that agent. For example, use of a general-purpose browser would not imply a tracking preference when invoked normally as "SuperFred", but might imply a preference if invoked as "SuperDoNotTrack" or "UltraPrivacyFred". A user agent extension or add-on must not alter the tracking preference unless the act of installing and enabling that extension or add-on is an explicit choice by the user for that tracking preference.

A user agent extension or add-on must not alter the user's tracking preference setting unless it complies with the requirements in this document, including but not limited to this section (Determining a User Preference). Software outside of the user agent that causes a DNT header to be sent (or causes existing headers to be modified) must not do so without ensuring that the requirements of this section are met; such software also must ensure the transmitted preference reflects the individual user's preference.
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New text
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A user agent must have a default tracking preference of unset (not enabled) unless a specific tracking preference is implied by the decision to use that agent. For example, use of a general-purpose browser would not imply a tracking preference when invoked normally as "SuperFred", but might imply a preference if invoked as "SuperDoNotTrack" or "UltraPrivacyFred".

A user agent extension, add-on, or software outside of the user agent must not alter the tracking preference.

Non-normative:
User agent plug-ins and add-ons as well as software outside of a user agent are under continued review for future addition, whereby recognized limitations affecting a balanced implementation can be addressed.
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On Dec 11, 2013, at 6:51 AM, "Brad Kulick" <kulick@yahoo-inc.com<mailto:kulick@yahoo-inc.com>> wrote:
Nick,

You are correct. Removing "Likewise" would be suffice. But Given the paragraph that following we would want to add intermediaries as well. Therefore, it would be:

"A user agent extension, add-on, or software outside of the user agent must not alter the tracking preference."

Also, the paragraph following it would need to be altered to remove or sync with the above.

Thanks,

Brad


On Dec 8, 2013, at 11:43 PM, Nicholas Doty wrote:

I've set up a wiki with what I believe are the two proposals (the existing text which was the basis for sometime and for the batch closing period; and Brad's alternative to remove the "unless" clause).

http://www.w3.org/wiki/Privacy/TPWG/Proposals_on_limitations_for_add-ons


Brad, we might want to clarify the wording of your suggestion: the sentence begins with "Likewise", but I believe you're proposing a different result (prohibition, rather than explicit choice) for user agent extensions / add-ons.

Thanks,
Nick

On December 4, 2013, at 12:48 PM, Brad Kulick <kulick@yahoo-inc.com<mailto:kulick@yahoo-inc.com>> wrote:

Matthias,

Respectfully, I would like to maintain my objection for closing Issue-153 and allow it to proceed to CFO. Given the lower than normal participation for today's call, I would appreciate allowing for process to complete to ensure any other similar viewpoints are represented.

Thanks,

Brad





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