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RE: ACTION-371: text defining de-identified data

From: Kevin Kiley <kevin.kiley@3pmobile.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:19:50 +0000
To: "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
CC: Kevin Kiley <kevin.kiley@3pmobile.com>
Message-ID: <B400AD156CAF3E4680360A8988DCC9754509AC4C@MBX022-E1-NJ-6.exch022.domain.local>
>> Shane Wiley wrote...
>> I had removed "user agent" in the suggested edit as this could be something as generic as "Chrome 26".

It can also be something VERY specific... and tell you a LOT about the Computer/OS/Device being used.

In the case of Mobile... it will pretty much tell you EXACTLY what 'Device' is being used.

>> The FTC likewise does not use "user agent" in their definition.

That's true... but BOTH definitions (W3C and FTC) currently mention 'Device'... and the FTC
reports go to great lengths about how important it is to exclude any knowledge of 'the Device'
from the de-identified data ( especially in the case of 'Mobile Devices' ).

Kevin Kiley
Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:20:20 UTC

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