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Re: June change proposal: 5.2 Audience measurement Issue-25

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:00:10 -0700
Cc: Kathy Joe <kathy@esomar.org>, Mailing List <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4F83B870-0884-443F-BA8D-D3A2DF0892B3@consumerwatchdog.org>
To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Colleagues,

Apologies for being obtuse, but what is the expected procedure here.  Are we supposed to discuss the proposal on the listserv?  Do we weigh in on the wiki or talk about it on the telephone or what?

I have substantial concerns about this proposal (as do many others, I believe) and it is not at all clear to how we should voice them in a constructive way so that they will be considered by the group.

Confused,
John




On Jun 21, 2013, at 5:16 PM, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Kathy,
> 
> I've moved ISSUE-25 to the Compliance June product; I believe that existing issue closely tracks the topic of this change.
> 
> I've set up a wiki page for this proposal: http://www.w3.org/wiki/Privacy/TPWG/Change_Proposal_Audience_Measurement
> 
> From past email threads, I understand that there might be small amendments (for example, distinguishing between normative/non-normative text). As we settle on those changes, we should update the wiki to reflect them.
> 
> Thanks,
> Nick
> 
> On Jun 21, 2013, at 7:12 AM, Kathy Joe <kathy@esomar.org> wrote:
> 
>> Here is our change proposal to the TPC June Draft: text underlined indicates proposed amendments since the last f2f meeting
>> 
>> Kathy Joe
>>  
>> 5.2 Permitted Uses
>> Current text: placeholder for audience measurement Issue 25
>>  
>> Proposed text:
>> Issue 25: Aggregated data collection and use for audience measurement research
>>  
>> Normative:
>> Information may be collected, retained and used by a third party for audience measurement research where the information is used to calibrate, validate or calculate through data collected from opted-in panels, which in part contains information collected across sites and over time from user agents.
>>  
>> A third party eligible for an audience measurement research permitted use MUST adhere to the following restrictions. The data collected by the third party:
>>  
>> •     Must be pseudonymised before statistical analysis begins, and
>> •     Must not be shared with any other party unless the data are de-identified prior to sharing, and
>> •     Must be deleted or de-identified as early as possible after the purpose of collection is met and in no case shall such retention, prior to de-identification, exceed 53 weeks and
>> •     Must not be used for any other independent purpose including changing an individual’s user experience or building a profile for ad targeting purposes. 
>> •     In addition, the third party must be subject to an independent certification process under the oversight of a generally-accepted market research industry organization that maintains a web platform providing user information about audience measurement research. This web platform lists the parties eligible to collect information under DNT standards and the audience measurement research permitted use and it provides users with an opportunity to exclude their data contribution.
>>  
>> Non-normative: collection and use for audience measurement research
>> Audience measurement research creates statistical measures of the reach in relation to the total online population, and frequency of exposure of the content to the online audience, including paid components of web pages.
>>  
>> Audience measurement research for DNT purposes originates with opt-in panel output that is calibrated by counting actual hits on tagged content on websites. The panel output is re-adjusted using data collected from a broader online audience in order to ensure data produced from the panel accurately represents the whole online audience. Aggregate results from the panel can also be applied to the hits counted for specific content to describe the general character of the audience for that content
>>  
>> This online data is collected on a first party and third party basis.  Audience measurement is centered around specific content, not around a user.
>>  
>> The collected data is retained for a given period for purposes of sample quality control, and auditing.  During this retention period contractual measures must be in place to limit access to, and protect the data, as well as restrict the data from other uses. This retention period is set by auditing bodies, after which the data must be de-identified.  
>>  
>> The purposes of audience measurement research must be limited to:
>>  
>> ·    Facilitating online media valuation, planning and buying via accurate and reliable audience measurement.
>> ·    Optimizing content and placement on an individual site.
>>  
>> The term “audience measurement research” does not include sales, promotional, or marketing activities directed at a specific computer or device.  Audience measurement data must be reported as aggregated information such that no recipient is able to build commercial profiles about particular individuals or devices.
>> 
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