ISSUE-186: Ensure that browsers communicae DNT functionality accurately

Chapell

Ensure that browsers communicae DNT functionality accurately

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Compliance Next
Raised by:
Alan Chapell
Opened on:
2012-11-05
Description:
[ CLOSED AS DUPLICATE OF ISSUE-172 ]

I'm not attempting to specify User Interface. However, it seems reasonable to ask that browsers communicate DNT functionality clearly to Users.

Mozilla describes its DNT functionality as follows: “Tell websites that I do not want to be tracked.” I'm not proposing that we specify exactly how browsers communicate to their Users. However, it seems self-evident that some guidance would be helpful. The notion that ‘websites’ are doing the ‘tracking’ that would be ceased as a result of a DNT signal is incorrect – as First Party websites are mostly exempt from the requirements of DNT.

At the very least, this group's output might benefit from some additional thinking in this area.

I was unable to find this issue raised previously. If I'm incorrect, please accept my apologies - and forward the issue and its resolution to me.

Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. Re: Mapping the "framework" to ISSUEs (from john@consumerwatchdog.org on 2013-05-07)
  2. Mapping the "framework" to ISSUEs (from jmayer@stanford.edu on 2013-05-07)
  3. Re: tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicate DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from achapell@chapellassociates.com on 2012-11-06)
  4. Re: tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicate DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from rigo@w3.org on 2012-11-06)
  5. Re: tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicate DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from achapell@chapellassociates.com on 2012-11-05)
  6. RE: tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicate DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2012-11-05)
  7. tracking-ISSUE-186 (Chapell): Ensure that browsers communicae DNT functionality accurately [Tracking Definitions and Compliance] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-11-05)

Related notes:

Overlaps with Action 212

Alan Chapell, 5 Nov 2012, 21:02:44

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