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Re: ISSUE-5: Consensus definition of "tracking" for the intro?

From: David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:04:41 -0400
Message-ID: <525DBBF9.4000307@appnexus.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Hi David,

On 2013-10-15 5:30 PM, David Singer wrote:
>      "Tracking is the retention or use by a site outside the first party, after a network transaction is complete, of data that is, or can be, associated with a specific user, user agent, or device."
This might imply that the first party can use the data in a third party 
context. Also, mixing site and party might be confusing. Perhaps it 
would be clearer to say:

  "Tracking is the retention or use by a*party*  outside the*first party context*, after a network transaction is complete, of data that is, or can be, associated with a specific user, user agent, or device."

That said, I also prefer a definition that specifies the data as 
"browsing history" or "browsing activity," such as Alan's proposal.

btw, aren't there 1 or 2 proposals missing from the wiki?

-David
Received on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 22:05:10 UTC

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