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Issue 24 - Consensus

From: Carl Cargill <cargill@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:41:03 -0700
To: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
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All -

On the teleconference on October 9th we found consensus on a change proposal for issue-24 related to security and fraud prevention, including acceptance from the authors of the other change proposals on that topic.


Change proposal includes the following replacement text:

> Regardless of the tracking preference expressed, data MAY be collected, retained, and used to the extent reasonably necessary to  detect security incidents, protect the service against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for such activity, provided that such data is not used for operational behavior (profiling or personalization) beyond what is reasonably necessary to protect the service or institute a graduated response.
> When feasible, a graduated response to a detected security incident is preferred over widespread data collection. An example would be recording all use from a given IP address range, regardless of DNT signal, if the party believes it is seeing a coordinated attack on its service (such as click fraud) from that IP address range. Similarly, if an attack shared some other identifiable fingerprint, such as a combination of User Agent and other protocol information, the party could retain logs on all transactions matching that fingerprint until it can be determined that they are not associated with such an attack or such retention is no longer necessary to support prosecution.

Editors, please update the document with this proposal. The issue is marked pending review and we plan to close the issue in two weeks (November 5th).



Carl Cargill
Principal Scientist, Standards
Adobe Systems
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Received on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 01:42:35 UTC

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