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June Change Proposal, raw data

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:19:18 -0700
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Problem

"It is outside the scope of this specification to control short-term, transient collection and use of data, so long as the information is not transmitted to a third party and is not used to build a profile about a user or otherwise alter an individual userís user experience outside the current network interaction. For example, the contextual customization of ads shown as part of the same network interaction is not restricted by DNT: 1."

1) It's not just altering an experience that we care about. We've heard "making available to governments", for example.
2) This was previously a permitted use, which meant that the general restrictions on permitted uses applied (you have to justify what you keep and how long you keep it).  Moving it "out of scope" lifts those restrictions.
3) Contextual customization is a completely different question, nothing to do with raw data retention.

I note Issue-134 is linked to this text.

Proposals

1) Make it a 'permitted use'
2) define it as 'Raw data may be collected and retained solely for the purpose of processing that data into data allowed by other claimed permitted uses.'
3) Retain a short paragraph in the out=of-scope section that says "The use of data present in the transaction, as part of the processing of that transaction, is out of scope: for example, the contextual customization of ads shown as part of the same network interaction is not restricted by DNT: 1."

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 20 June 2013 22:19:42 UTC

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