Re: June Draft - Proposal for User Agent Compliance

Thanks Brooks.

Any objections to this language?

Nick, has this language been posted to the Wiki?

Alan


From:  "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>
Date:  Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:44 PM
To:  Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>, Alex Fowler
<afowler@mozilla.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Subject:  Re: June Draft - Proposal for User Agent Compliance
Resent-From:  <public-tracking@w3.org>
Resent-Date:  Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:45:13 +0000

> Alan,
> 
> This is actually an important point.  We have been operating under an
> assumption that tracking could only occur by a "website", but really tracking
> could just as easily (perhaps even more easily) occur through a user agent.
> It may be the case that this is not in fact widely occurring today, but it
> would seem very prudent to allow for this possibility particularly considering
> the potential sea change DNT is envisioned to have.
> 
> -Brooks
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> From: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
> Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:36 PM
> To: Alex Fowler <afowler@mozilla.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org"
> <public-tracking@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: June Draft - Proposal for User Agent Compliance
> Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:36 PM
> 
> Sure.. In reviewing the June draft with colleagues, it occurred to me that
> some User Agents  technically speaking  could engage in tracking. My sense
> is that it is implicit that User agents would fall under the definition of
> third party under this spec and therefore would be subject to certain
> requirements. My goal was to make that more explicit. It may not be a big deal
> as both the DAA Code and the FTC consent order in the Sears case are generally
> in line with my proposed language.
> 
> I'm open to wording suggestions, or a debate on the merits.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Alan
> 
> From: Alex Fowler <afowler@mozilla.com>
> Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:26 PM
> To: <public-tracking@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: June Draft - Proposal for User Agent Compliance
> Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:26:49 +0000
> 
>> Alan -
>> 
>> I'm not sure I understand the intent of this proposed addition, Alan. Can you
>> provide further info on what this means? My apologies if this is connected to
>> a previous discussion that I missed.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
>> 
>> 
>> On 6/26/13 8:49 AM, Alan Chapell wrote:
>>> I propose adding the following:
>>> 
>>> A user agent MUST NOT track information related to the network interaction
>>> outside of the [Permitted Uses] and any explicitly-granted exceptions
>>> without consent.
>>> 
>>> Alan
>> 

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