RE: Geolocation


I agree and many Codes of Conduct and separate regulatory guidelines are emerging to manage this issue head-on (precise geolocation / mobile privacy).  I would recommend we drop this from the DNT conversation at this time.  To our credit, 2 years ago when we started this document the external conversation on precise geolocation collection and use hadn't really started in earnest.  Now I'd argue those efforts have far exceeded our own so best to remove this call out in the draft.

- Shane

-----Original Message-----
From: David Singer [] 
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 4:44 PM
To: Mailing List
Subject: Geolocation

I am puzzled that we single out this particular datum, amongst all the possible ones.  Isn't geolocation privacy best dealt with by the geolocation specifications, and shouldn't the general issue be dealt with by the limitation on tracking, i.e.

if I live as a hermit in a postal code with no other inhabitants, then postal code DOES associate that data with me.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Received on Monday, 17 June 2013 23:50:07 UTC