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Re: Editorial Change - ISSUE-25 Proposed Text

From: David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:43:12 -0400
Message-ID: <52535520.2040501@appnexus.com>
To: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
CC: Rob Sherman <robsherman@fb.com>, "(public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Hi John,

The point is that it's confusing to talk about parties, since a party 
can be either 1st or 3rd depending on context. If Company.com has 
content on Website.com, it's a third party in that context. If a user 
visits Website.com and then later visits Company.com directly, 
Company.com is then a first party. But what about the data Company.com 
collected on Website.com when Company.com was a third party?

The point is that the rules attach based on the context of collection 
and use, not on the ephemeral nature of a party. Therefore, that's how 
we should describe the rules, else we risk not saying what we mean, and 
we risk confusing implementers and users.

Does that make sense?


On 2013-10-07 3:41 PM, John Simpson wrote:
> Hi David,
> I'm having trouble understanding the distinction you are trying to 
> make.  Doesn't a 3rd party collect in a 3rd party context?
> Could you please explain a little more what you mean?
> Thanks,
> John
> On Oct 7, 2013, at 8:44 AM, David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com 
> <mailto:dwainberg@appnexus.com>> wrote:
>> Again, this is a case where talking about audience measurement data 
>> collected in a 3rd party context might be clearerthan talking about 
>> parties
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