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Rubicon: WC3 DNT efforts "appears to be disbanding"

From: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:07:41 -0500
To: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <59EF5D0B-8618-4C5D-8255-EBCA7EDE0442@democraticmedia.org>
excerpt from S-1:  Do Not Track” options in web browsers, as well as emerging government disclosure obligations and other potential regulations, could negatively impact our business by limiting our access to the anonymous user data that informs the advertising campaigns transacted through our solution, and as a result may degrade our performance for our advertisers or sellers.
Current versions of the most widely used web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari allow users to send “Do Not Track” messages, whereby users indicate that they do not wish to have their
 
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web usage tracked. However, there are currently no definitions of “tracking” and no standards regarding how to respond to a “Do Not Track” preference that are accepted or standardized in the industry. The World Wide Web Consortium chartered a “Tracking Protection Working Group” in 2011 to convene a multi-stakeholder group of academics, thought leaders, companies, industry groups and consumer advocacy organizations, to create a voluntary “Do Not Track” standard for the web, but this effort appears to be disbanding, without having agreed upon a standard.

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