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Re: tracking-ISSUE-240 (Context): Do we need to define context? [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]

From: Ninja Marnau <ninja@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:37:21 +0100
Message-ID: <52CD5491.10903@w3.org>
To: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>, public-tracking@w3.org, 'Rob van Eijk' <rob@blaeu.com>
Thank you, Mike! I will add it to the wiki and maybe Rob and and you can 
discuss in the call today whether to merge it.


Am 08.01.14 14:34, schrieb Mike O'Neill:
> Hi Ninja,
> Here is my definition of contexts. It has the same drift as Rob's so I expect we will converge.
> Contexts are the user discernable locales within which they can give or withdraw their consent to data controllers for the collection and use of data about their web activity, geo-location or identity.
> Mike
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ninja Marnau [mailto:ninja@w3.org]
>> Sent: 07 January 2014 23:04
>> To: public-tracking@w3.org; Rob van Eijk
>> Subject: Re: tracking-ISSUE-240 (Context): Do we need to define context?
>> [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]
>> I created a wiki page with text proposals for ISSUE-240:
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/Privacy/TPWG/Proposals_on_the_definition_of_conte
>> xt
>> Currently, only Roy's initial text proposal is listed.
>> Rob, as you suggested a completely different approach (rather user
>> expectation than relation to party/branding) in your email from December
>> 18, could you work on an text proposal to add to the wiki page?
>> Ninja
>> Am 18.12.13 19:37, schrieb Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker:
>>> tracking-ISSUE-240 (Context): Do we need to define context? [Tracking
>> Preference Expression (DNT)]
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/240
>>> Raised by: Justin Brookman
>>> On product: Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
>>> The definition of tracking that was adopted by the group includes a concept of
>> "context" that some members have asked that the text define more clearly.
>>> Roy Fielding was the author of this definition, and included this language on
>> context in the Call for Objections poll:
>>> The above definition also depends on there being a definition of context that
>> bounds a scope of user activity, though it is not dependent on any particular
>> definition of that term. For example, something along the lines of: "For the
>> purpose of this definition, a context is a set of resources that share the same
>> data controller, same privacy policy, and a common branding, such that a user
>> would expect that data collected by one of those resources is available to all
>> other resources within the same context."
>>> Alternatively, the group might decide that the common sense meaning of
>> context is sufficient, as it more closely approximates a user's general intent in
>> turning on the Do Not Track signal.
>>> We will continue discussion of this topic on the January 8th call, but we
>> encourage discussion of these (and other) ideas on the list in the meantime.
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