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June Change Proposal: Section 1

From: Amy Colando (LCA) <acolando@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:50:14 +0000
To: "public-tracking@w3.org public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
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Microsoft has attempted to review the June Draft Compliance Specification within the time allowed by the chairs, and may have additional comments based on issues raised by others.  In the meantime, we are submitting our Change Proposals on a Section by Section basis for consideration by TPWG participants.

*	Virtually the only place that the defined term of "Tracking" is used in the document (besides the title) is in Section 1.  The defined term of "Tracking" is very broad and exceeds the scope of third party tracking that the specification addresses.  We propose modifying the following sentence by adding "third party" so that readers are aware that the goal behind restrictions on collection and use of data in this specification are primarily third party limitations:

Do Not Track is designed to provide users with a simple preference expression to allow or limit online THIRD PARTY tracking globally or selectively.

*	In addition, the terms of "data" and "information" are used interchangeably throughout the specification, and are not defined.  We recommend that references to "data" and to "information" throughout the specification be rationalized to "tracking data" so that implementers may better understand the context of the restrictions in the specification. Alternatively, this clarification could be made in the Scope section.
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