ISSUE-130: User-granted Exceptions b) Web-wide Exception for Third Parties (thisthirdparty, anywhere)

User-granted Exceptions b) Web-wide Exception for Third Parties (thisthirdparty, anywhere)

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
Raised by:
Matthias Schunter
Opened on:
2012-03-26
Description:
This issue focuses the discussion whether a global exception for a given third party on all sites should be supported.

SCENARIO/use case:
- User visits many sites with DNT;1; by default, third parties fall under the
constraints for third parties
- A user likes third party services of a given provider (say a widget) and
permits it to be exempted from these constrains on all other sites


QUESTIONS:
a) Should this functione exist in the Javascript API / Should this be possible?
b) Is this permissible under EU law?


ARGUMENTATION
Pro:
- Usability: Users may trust a provider and be OK to exempt it once and for all
- Lower cost to implement for sites: If they do not care about what
third parties work, they do not need to use the site-specific exception API
-> Third parties can ask for permission themselves.

Contra:
- Privacy concern: Users loose control; in particular if widgets
can ask for exceptions while being embedded
[Scenario: I hit a site with 20 widgets and have to provide
global exceptions for all before being able to continue]

ALTERNATIVE WAYS
- Is it technically possible to only allow first parties to allow for such an exception? Scenario: While at the widget provider's site, the provider may ask me for a global exception. However, 20 widgets on a page (or 1 widget) can not ask me without redirecting me to their site first.
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. RE: ISSUE-112 - was Agenda (from michael.oneill@baycloud.com on 2012-11-27)
  2. ISSUE-112 - was Agenda (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-11-27)
  3. SUMMARY: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-25)
  4. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from singer@apple.com on 2012-08-24)
  5. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from vigoel@adobe.com on 2012-08-23)
  6. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from gelman@blurryedge.com on 2012-08-23)
  7. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from singer@apple.com on 2012-08-23)
  8. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from vigoel@adobe.com on 2012-08-23)
  9. RE: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-08-20)
  10. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from singer@apple.com on 2012-08-20)
  11. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-08-19)
  12. Re: RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from haakonfb@opera.com on 2012-08-17)
  13. RESENT: Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-15)
  14. Agenda for August 15, 2012 call (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-13)
  15. agenda for August 08, 2012 call (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-07)
  16. agenda for August 08, 2012 call (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-07)
  17. Batch Closing of Issues against TPE [Deadline for validating can-live-with consensus: August 20] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-07)
  18. Issue cleanup and sync for TPE document (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-08-03)
  19. Re: Agenda for July 18, 2012 DNT WG Call on TPE (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2012-07-18)
  20. Re: Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-05-15)
  21. 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)
  22. Re: Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from vigoel@adobe.com on 2012-05-14)
  23. Summary of Discussions on user-granted Exceptions [consensus check on ISSUE-129 and ISSUE-130] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-05-14)
  24. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from jeff@democraticmedia.org on 2012-04-17)
  25. RE: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from mike@iab.net on 2012-04-17)
  26. Notes from the Exception Working Group [ISSUE-113, ISSUE-128, ISSUE-129, ISSUE-130] (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-04-12)
  27. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from mgroman@networkadvertising.org on 2012-04-11)
  28. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from jbier@dotomi.com on 2012-04-11)
  29. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from jbier@dotomi.com on 2012-04-11)
  30. Issues mentioned in the TPE document, or non-closed in the database and applying to TPE (from singer@apple.com on 2012-04-10)
  31. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-04-10)
  32. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from npdoty@w3.org on 2012-04-05)
  33. RE: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-04-05)
  34. RE: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-04-05)
  35. Re: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from gelman@blurryedge.com on 2012-04-05)
  36. TPE: Input for our discussions in DC (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-04-04)
  37. Re: Issue Maintenance (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-03-29)
  38. RE: ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-03-28)
  39. ISSUE-130: Web-wide exceptions - iare there objections to permitting those? (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-28)
  40. 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)
  41. Issue Maintenance (from mts-std@schunter.org on 2012-03-28)
  42. 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)
  43. 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)
  44. 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)
  45. tracking-ISSUE-130: Site-specific Exceptions b) Global Exception for Third Parties (thisthirdparty, anywhere) [refining ISSUE-111] [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-03-26)

Related notes:

@Washington we decided that this functionality is important and should be supported by a corresponding Javascript API call.

Matthias Schunter, 13 Apr 2012, 00:42:53

There seems to be consensus to allow this type of exceptions.

Matthias Schunter, 21 Jun 2012, 23:13:59

Perceived consensus to allow site-wide exceptions.

Matthias Schunter, 21 Jun 2012, 23:14:55

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