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Issue 35 (was Re: Issues for Monday Call)

From: Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:03:45 -0700
To: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org) (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F6074547-A662-460E-AA7F-C1C19A96A4DF@aleecia.com>
Matthias did not see my text because it was off in github and I sent it very late. Here it is again, then, in full:

With no standard compliance spec to set a minimum bar, a very common use case for all UIs will be to find a way to present text to users what they consent to when users agree to tracking. A standard hook to do this is both useful and necessary to ensure usability in practice, and address the gaping hole left by shooting the compliance spec. Of course, this also supports US law (AB 370) as well as likely EU law as well.

Specifically, I propose changes to section, 6.5.8 Policy Property, as follows:

Change from MAY to SHOULD provide a policy property.
a. Specify that while the exact details are out of spec, the Policy Property SHOULD inform users of what changes between DNT:0 and DNT:1, or
b. Extend to have two different policy properties, one for DNT:0 and the other for DNT:1.
(I suspect a is easier for users, and b is easier for implementors. I imagine others will have opinions as to which is better.)
Additionally, add the following text: User agents implementing Do Not Track SHOULD present this information to users when asking them to make decisions about tracking.
Of note: this leaves all text in the hands of the companies of how to describe things. It only requires that they do so (as with AB 370) and that they do so in a way that user agents can hook into to make DNT at all usable in practice. This is a mighty low bar.


Again duplicative, but the warmest of best wishes to Shane! Fantastic news, and I wish you all happiness in your newly-wed life. Perhaps our spouses can form a DNT support group. :-)


> On Apr 23, 2017, at 8:02 PM, Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com> wrote:
> I’ve submitted https://github.com/w3c/dnt/issues/35 in keeping with prior conversations. Sorry I’ve missed the last two calls. 
> tl;dr — provide a standard hook for UAs to display to users what they are consenting to when they opt in / opt out. 
> 	Aleecia

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