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Re: Proposed text for ISSUE-161 (Disregard Signal)

From: Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation) <mts-std@schunter.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:18:04 -0700
Message-ID: <51C2584C.5080102@schunter.org>
To: Chris Mejia <chris.mejia@iab.net>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Section 5.2.8 in the TPE spec has been revised to prevent that sites 
always respond "D" while claiming that they comply with our DNT 
requirements.

matthias


        5.2.8 Disregarding (D)

A tracking status value of D means that the origin server is unable or 
unwilling to respect a tracking preference received from the requesting 
user agent. An origin server that sends this tracking status value 
/MUST/ detail within the server's corresponding privacy policy the 
conditions under which a tracking preference might be disregarded.

For example, an origin server might disregard the DNT field received 
from specific user agents (or via specific network intermediaries) that 
are deemed to be non-conforming, might be collecting additional data 
from specific source network locations due to prior security incidents, 
or might be compelled to disregard certain DNT requests to comply with a 
local law, regulation, or order.

Note that the |D| tracking status value does not indicate that the 
origin server complies with this protocol [TRACKING-COMPLIANCE 
<http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html#bib-TRACKING-COMPLIANCE>]. 
It is meant to be used only in situations that can be adequately 
described to users as an exception to compliance. An origin server that 
always responds with |D| is not considered compliant even if that 
response is compelled by factors beyond the origin server's control. An 
origin server that responds with |D| in ways that are inconsistent with 
their other published and unexpired claims of compliance is likely to be 
considered misleading.



On 19/06/2013 18:14, Chris Mejia wrote:
> What specifically is Roy's text?  Sorry if I am not seeing it, separated
> from other text...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> On 6/19/13 3:39 PM, "Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation)"
> <mts-std@schunter.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Team,
>>
>>
>> Roy has added text that constrains the use of the "D"isregard signal:
>>   
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html#TSV-D
>>
>> Please check whether this text in the TPE is OK and whether we can then
>> move towards closing ISSUE-161 (in our next batch closing email).
>>
>> Feedback is welcome?
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> matthias
>>
>>
>>
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