ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean?

What does DNT:0 mean?

State:
PENDING REVIEW
Product:
Compliance Current
Raised by:
Aleecia McDonald
Opened on:
2012-05-29
Description:
See mailing list discussions, including from Rigo on 25 May 2012:

"P.S. we need to determine in Seattle what permissions we need for DNT;0 and
where to note them down, which goes to the core of the EU system issue Roy
is coming back to. We need a positive definition of tracking. What does it
require at least. (in the US, receiving DNT;0 you may go beyond) I think
that the minimum permissions needed should not contain open ends."

Presumably DNT:0 means something along the lines of "yes, you may track me," but we come back to what exactly that entails. If we say "you may collect any data and use it for any purpose" this will not count as consent in the EU since there is not an associated context. Can we craft something that will work for everyone?
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. Batch closing of old issues (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2015-03-24)
  2. Consensus language on ISSUE-24, ISSUE-148 (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2014-11-19)
  3. Agenda for November 12 TPWG call (from npdoty@w3.org on 2014-11-11)
  4. Agenda for November 4 TPWG call (from npdoty@w3.org on 2014-11-04)
  5. Re: Agenda for October 22 TPWG call (from singer@apple.com on 2014-10-22)
  6. Fwd: CVS WWW/2011/tracking-protection/drafts (from npdoty@w3.org on 2014-10-21)
  7. Agenda for October 22 TPWG call (from npdoty@w3.org on 2014-10-21)
  8. Re: Issue-148 meaning of DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2014-10-14)
  9. Agenda for October 15 TPWG call (from npdoty@w3.org on 2014-10-14)
  10. Issue-148 meaning of DNT:0 (from michael.oneill@baycloud.com on 2014-10-08)
  11. Agenda for October 8 TPWG call (from npdoty@w3.org on 2014-10-07)
  12. Re: Change proposal re: DNT: 0 (from npdoty@w3.org on 2013-10-19)
  13. RE: Reminder: Deadline for raising issues is October 02 (this Wednesday) issue-205, issue-189 (from michael.oneill@baycloud.com on 2013-10-01)
  14. Re: Reminder: Deadline for raising issues is October 02 (this Wednesday) (from rigo@w3.org on 2013-09-30)
  15. Re: June Change Proposal: Meaning of DNT: 0 (from tlr@w3.org on 2013-07-01)
  16. Agenda for May 22 call (from peter@peterswire.net on 2013-05-21)
  17. issue and action cleanup proposals (from npdoty@w3.org on 2013-05-15)
  18. Agenda for 26 September 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-09-25)
  19. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-09-19)
  20. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-18)
  21. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-09-17)
  22. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from joe@cdt.org on 2012-09-17)
  23. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-17)
  24. RE: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from rob@blaeu.com on 2012-09-17)
  25. RE: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from michael.oneill@baycloud.com on 2012-09-17)
  26. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2012-09-17)
  27. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-17)
  28. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-09-17)
  29. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from mike@iab.net on 2012-09-16)
  30. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-09-16)
  31. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-09-16)
  32. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-09-16)
  33. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-13)
  34. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-09-13)
  35. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-13)
  36. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-09-13)
  37. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-13)
  38. RE: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from acolando@microsoft.com on 2012-09-13)
  39. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-13)
  40. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-09-13)
  41. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com on 2012-09-12)
  42. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-09-12)
  43. Re: Agenda for 12 September 2012 call (from CPedigo@online-publishers.org on 2012-09-12)
  44. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from ed@felten.com on 2012-09-12)
  45. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-09-12)
  46. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from npdoty@w3.org on 2012-09-11)
  47. Re: ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from ed@felten.com on 2012-09-11)
  48. ACTION-253 ISSUE: 119 and ACTION 208 ISSUE-148 Response signal for 'not tracking' and definition for DNT:0 (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-09-11)
  49. Agenda for 12 September 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-09-11)
  50. Re: Agenda for 5 September 2012 call (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-09-04)
  51. Re: Agenda for 5 September 2012 call (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-09-04)
  52. Re: Agenda for 5 September 2012 call (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-09-04)
  53. Re: Agenda for 5 September 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-09-04)
  54. FW: Agenda for 5 September 2012 call (from Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com on 2012-09-04)
  55. Agenda for 5 September 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-09-04)
  56. Agenda for 22 August 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-08-21)
  57. agenda for 8 August 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-08-07)
  58. Re: agenda for 1 August 2012 call (from ifette@google.com on 2012-08-01)
  59. Re: agenda for 1 August 2012 call (from david@networkadvertising.org on 2012-08-01)
  60. agenda for 1 August 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-07-31)
  61. Re: DNT:0 (from singer@apple.com on 2012-06-14)
  62. Re: Alternative Text for DNT: 0 (ACTION-209, ISSUE-148) (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-06-14)
  63. Re: Alternative Text for DNT: 0 (ACTION-209, ISSUE-148) (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-06-13)
  64. RE: Alternative Text for DNT: 0 (ACTION-209, ISSUE-148) (from jccannon@microsoft.com on 2012-06-13)
  65. Re: Alternative Text for DNT: 0 (ACTION-209, ISSUE-148) (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-06-13)
  66. RE: Alternative Text for DNT: 0 (ACTION-209, ISSUE-148) (from jccannon@microsoft.com on 2012-06-13)
  67. Alternative Text for DNT: 0 (ACTION-209, ISSUE-148) (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2012-06-13)
  68. RE: DNT:0 (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-06-13)
  69. Re: DNT:0 (from tom@mozilla.com on 2012-06-13)
  70. Re: DNT:0 (from nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de on 2012-06-13)
  71. RE: DNT:0 (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-06-13)
  72. Re: DNT:0 (from ifette@google.com on 2012-06-13)
  73. RE: DNT:0 (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-06-13)
  74. Re: DNT:0 (from ifette@google.com on 2012-06-13)
  75. Re: DNT:0 (from ifette@google.com on 2012-06-13)
  76. RE: DNT:0 (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-06-13)
  77. Re: DNT:0 (from ifette@google.com on 2012-06-13)
  78. RE: DNT:0 (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-06-13)
  79. DNT:0 (from ifette@google.com on 2012-06-13)
  80. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from derhoermi@gmx.net on 2012-06-03)
  81. RE: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from kevsmith@adobe.com on 2012-06-01)
  82. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-06-01)
  83. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-06-01)
  84. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-06-01)
  85. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from manu16m@gmail.com on 2012-05-31)
  86. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from vigoel@adobe.com on 2012-05-31)
  87. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from ifette@google.com on 2012-05-31)
  88. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from heatherwest@google.com on 2012-05-31)
  89. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-05-31)
  90. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from gelman@blurryedge.com on 2012-05-31)
  91. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from gelman@blurryedge.com on 2012-05-30)
  92. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from ifette@google.com on 2012-05-30)
  93. RE: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2012-05-30)
  94. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from singer@apple.com on 2012-05-30)
  95. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2012-05-30)
  96. Re: tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from singer@apple.com on 2012-05-30)
  97. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from gelman@blurryedge.com on 2012-05-30)
  98. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from ifette@google.com on 2012-05-30)
  99. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from gelman@blurryedge.com on 2012-05-30)
  100. RE: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-05-30)
  101. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from justin@cdt.org on 2012-05-30)
  102. Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from chris.mejia@iab.net on 2012-05-30)
  103. tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-05-30)
  104. agenda: 30 May 2012 call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2012-05-29)
  105. tracking-ISSUE-148: What does DNT:0 mean? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-05-29)

Related notes:

- Action-208 on issue-148
STATUS: Agreed; waiting for Heather to add to Compliance document (action-251) and then we close action-208, action-250, action-251, and issue-148.
We resolve to add normative text of: "When a user sends the DNT:0 signal, they are expressing a preference for a personalized experience. This signal indicates explicit consent for data collection, retention, processing, disclosure, and use by the recipient of this signal to provide a personalized experience for the user. This recommendation places no restrictions on data collected from requests received with DNT:0."
Plus additional non-normative text of: "This protocol does not define what constitutes explicit consent in any jurisdiction; check with your lawyer."

Aleecia McDonald, 11 Sep 2012, 18:12:01

Closed per ACTION-251.

Heather West, 30 Oct 2012, 23:19:16

During issue cleanup, noted this as Pending Review Stable. No recent discussions.

Nick Doty, 29 May 2013, 02:28:58

Note June change proposal Mayer: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-tracking/2013Jun/0392.html

Thomas Roessler, 30 Jun 2013, 22:31:39

Agreed on 10/8/2014 call to go with language from TPE distinguishing between general DNT:0 preferences, and specific DNT:0 exceptions granted in response to a particular request for that exception. In the latter case, the scope of the consent is contingent upon whatever was messaged to the end user.

Justin Brookman, 15 Oct 2014, 19:32:15

as of r1.128

Nick Doty, 21 Oct 2014, 23:44:17

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