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Re: June Change Proposal: short-term retention, Issue 134

From: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:37:00 -0700
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <714ADCDC-4CAB-4C9B-9A95-07C579CE643C@w3.org>
To: Lee Tien <tien@eff.org>
Hi Lee,

I've moved ISSUE-134 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_Short_Term

The wiki page also has the text from the editors' draft on "short-term, transient collection and use of data" which I believe is the section your proposed text is intended to replace. That editors' draft paragraph notes that contextual customization (showing an ad based on the contents of the current network interaction) would be out of scope (and therefore not prohibited) -- would you see that as compatible with your proposal?


On Jun 25, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Lee Tien <tien@eff.org> wrote:

> Comment:  EFF would still distinguish protocol data from other data, as we always have.
> "A third party may collect and use protocol information for any purpose, subject to a two-week retention period.
> Protocol information includes:
> -any information that a user agent necessarily shares with a web server when it communicates with the web server (e.g. IP address and User-Agent), and
> -the URL of the top-level page, communicated via a Referer header or other means, unless the URL contains information that is not unlinkable (e.g. a username or user ID).
> Protocol information does not include:
> -any information that a web server could cause to not be sent but still communicate with the user agent (e.g. a cookie or a Request-URI parameter generated by the user agent), except the URL of the top-level page, and
> -any data added by a network intermediary that the operator of a web server has actual knowledge of (e.g. a unique device identifier HTTP header)."
> -- 
> Lee Tien
> Senior Staff Attorney
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
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