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Re: ACTION-501: Geolocation access control on a per site basis

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:44:10 -0700
Message-ID: <4E52DBBA.9000801@oracle.com>
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
CC: mdw@w3.org, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
While this draft of the Geolocation API has a stronger privacy section, it does not discuss
specific mechanisms, nor does it talk about minimization.  Perhaps Matt could shed some
light on the WG thinking on these issues.

Question:  do the "accuracy"  attributes allow the user to invoke a "fuzzy" option on his location
to say, for example, just the country and city not the street and house number?  or am I
missing something?
All the best, Ashok

On 8/22/2011 2:39 PM, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> Matt: trying to sort out my overdue TAG actions, I don't think I ever heard back from you on this. We'll be having a F2F mid-Sept, and while this isn't super-urgent, I'd appreciate any information you happen to have easily available. Many thanks.
> Noah
> On 5/10/2011 8:43 PM, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
>> Matt,
>> That TAG has been doing some work on privacy and Web API "minimization".
>> Some months ago I took a TAG action to find out whether the Geolocation
>> working group ever decided to adopt some means of controlling access to
>> location information on a per-application or per-site basis, and if so what.
>> I do see your "4.1 Privacy considerations for implementors of the
>> Geolocation API" [1]. Is there anything else that we should be aware of,
>> whether in the specs or being debated for the future? Thank you very much.
>> BTW: www-tag is a public mailing list, and you are welcome to relay this
>> note, or a link to it, to members of the Geolocation WG if you think they
>> would be interested. Thank you very much
>> Noah
>> [1] http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html#privacy_for_uas
>> P.S. Tracker, this relates to TAG ACTION-501
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