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tracking-ISSUE-221 (Context): Define collection and use by context rather than party

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Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:36:59 +0000
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tracking-ISSUE-221 (Context): Define collection and use by context rather than party

http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/221

Raised by: David Wainberg
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Parties are parties. Who they are doesn't change. What does change is the context of the collection and use of data. In the current approach we talk about  1st or 3rd parties when we really mean contexts of data collection or use. This is confusing and wrong, for users and for implementers. It creates problems developing the spec now, and will create problems in the future as new business models and technology arise. Being clear that we are talking about context will make the spec much, much cleaner. We could summarize rules in a simple matrix:

| Context of collection | Context of use | Rules |
|-----------------------+----------------+-------|
| 1st                            | 1st                   |       |
| 1st                            | 3rd                  |       |
| 3rd                           | 1st                   |       |
| 3rd                           | 3rd                   |       |
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