Re: Issue-207

Burying the explenation in a large text would not suffice in my view. 
You can not expect the user to keep track of which company accepts his 
user agent of choice, and which companies do not. Especially since there 
can be more than just one reason why a syntactically valid user 
expression of choice was disregarded.

Roy, you take away the ability of a user to excercise choice with his 
user agent of choice. Although AB370 does not require companies to honor 
DNT, I am curious to hear what alternative(s) you give the user.

The output I think is acceptable, is adding granularity to the D-signal 
in the TPE in combination with new normative text to the TCS prohibiting 
technological discrimination.


Roy T. Fielding schreef op 2014-04-21 09:30:
> On Apr 19, 2014, at 2:15 AM, Mike O'Neill wrote:
>> But the need for clarity means that the user should be informed why 
>> the D signal has been sent. Just putting a list in a privacy policy of 
>> possible reasons a valid DNT might be rejected leaves the door open 
>> for arbitrariness and possible discrimination (on the grounds of a 
>> user's technology choice as Rob points out), and may lead to the D 
>> response becoming a more common occurrence.
> A user's technology choice is the main reason a D response will be 
> used.
> That is not arbitrary, and of course it discriminates against certain
> technology (not people).  The effect of that discrimination is what
> regulators would have to look at to decide whether DNT has any value
> whatsoever, so it is in everyone's best interests to adhere to the 
> standard
> and call out those who don't.
> All we are doing with "D" is communicating the server's policy.
> The privacy policy is the right place to provide longer explanations.
> It is the one document prepared by lawyers and approved by the company.
> If the server behavior differs from that policy, intentionally or by
> programmer mistake, regulatory agencies have established mechanisms for
> addressing it.
> ....Roy

Received on Monday, 21 April 2014 14:13:06 UTC