ISSUE-129: User-granted Exceptions a) Site-wide Exceptions (mysite, any-third party)

User-granted Exceptions a) Site-wide Exceptions (mysite, any-third party)

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
Raised by:
Matthias Schunter
Opened on:
2012-03-26
Description:
This issue focuses the discussion whether a blanket exception of the type ("*" at "firstparty") should be possible.

SCENARIO/use case:
- User visits a site with DNT;1; by default, third parties fall under the
constraints for third parties
- Site needs certain (maybe unknown) list of its third parties to function properly
- Site asks user to provide a site-specific exception to allow all (aka "*") used third parties to be exempted from the constraints for third parties

QUESTIONS:
a) Should this functione exist in the Javascript API / Should this be possible?
b) How can individuals find out what third parties are actual in use on a site
after OK-ing the "*"
c) Is this permissible under EU law?


ARGUMENTATION
Pro:
- Many sites do not know their third parties
- Easier for individuals / better usability
- Lower cost to implement for sites (in particular
if they do not know all third parties)

Contra:
- Privacy concern: Users loose control
- Privacy concern: After saying yes to "*", users may unable to find out
actual sites
- Privacy concern: No incentive to minimize the number of third parties

ALTERNATIVE WAYS
- Are there different alternatives?
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. Agenda for August 15, 2012 call (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-13)
  2. agenda for August 08, 2012 call (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-07)
  3. agenda for August 08, 2012 call (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-07)
  4. Issue cleanup and sync for TPE document (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-03)
  5. Re: Agenda for July 18, 2012 DNT WG Call on TPE (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2012-07-18)
  6. Re: ACTION-174: Write up implication of origin/* exceptions in EU context (from vp@iabeurope.eu on 2012-06-06)
  7. Re: ACTION-174: Write up implication of origin/* exceptions in EU context (from nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de on 2012-06-06)
  8. Re: ACTION-174: Write up implication of origin/* exceptions in EU context (from nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de on 2012-06-06)
  9. Re: ACTION-174: Write up implication of origin/* exceptions in EU context (from vp@iabeurope.eu on 2012-06-06)
  10. Re: ACTION-174: Write up implication of origin/* exceptions in EU context (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-06-06)
  11. ACTION-174: Write up implication of origin/* exceptions in EU context (from nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de on 2012-06-06)
  12. Re: Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-05-15)
  13. RE: Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-05-14)
  14. Re: Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from vigoel@adobe.com on 2012-05-14)
  15. Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-05-14)
  16. Notes from the Exception Working Group [ISSUE-113, ISSUE-128, ISSUE-129, ISSUE-130] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-04-12)
  17. Issues mentioned in the TPE document, or non-closed in the database and applying to TPE (from singer@apple.com on 2012-04-10)
  18. Re: Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-04-02)
  19. Re: Issue Maintenance (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-03-29)
  20. ISSUE-129: What are the concerns/issues with blanked exceptions (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-28)
  21. RE: My summary of ISSUE-111 and ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130 - Input for TPE part of today's telco (from kevsmith@adobe.com on 2012-03-28)
  22. Issue Maintenance (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-28)
  23. My summary of ISSUE-111 and ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130 - Input for TPE part of today's telco (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-28)
  24. My summary of ISSUE-111 and ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130 - Input for TPE part of today's telco (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-28)
  25. RE: Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from kevsmith@adobe.com on 2012-03-27)
  26. RE: Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-03-26)
  27. Re: Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-26)
  28. RE: Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-03-26)
  29. Re: Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from vp@iabeurope.eu on 2012-03-26)
  30. ISSUE-111: Starting sub-discussions on global exceptions (thisthirdparty, on all sites [ISSUE-130]) and wildcard exceptions (anythirdparty, on a given site; ISSUE-129]) (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-26)
  31. Are blanked exceptions usable in the EU? [ISSUE-129] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-26)
  32. tracking-ISSUE-129: Site-specific Exceptions a) Blanket Exceptions (mysite, any-third party) [refining ISSUE-111] [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-03-26)

Related notes:

Changed language from 'blanket' to 'site-wide exception'

Matthias Schunter, 13 Apr 2012, 00:38:50

Agreement: Site-wide is useful and should be enabled.

Matthias Schunter, 21 Jun 2012, 23:27:44

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