ISSUE-221: Define collection and use by context rather than party

Context

Define collection and use by context rather than party

State:
PENDING REVIEW
Product:
Compliance Current
Raised by:
David Wainberg
Opened on:
2013-10-02
Description:
Parties are parties. Who they are doesn't change. What does change is the context of the collection and use of data. In the current approach we talk about 1st or 3rd parties when we really mean contexts of data collection or use. This is confusing and wrong, for users and for implementers. It creates problems developing the spec now, and will create problems in the future as new business models and technology arise. Being clear that we are talking about context will make the spec much, much cleaner. We could summarize rules in a simple matrix:

| Context of collection | Context of use | Rules |
|-----------------------+----------------+-------|
| 1st | 1st | |
| 1st | 3rd | |
| 3rd | 1st | |
| 3rd | 3rd | |


Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. Re: tracking-ISSUE-272: first- and third-party interactions [TCS Last Call] (from npdoty@w3.org on 2015-11-06)
  2. Batch closing of old issues (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2015-03-24)
  3. Re: New Change Proposal for Issue-10: remove party definitions (from dwainberg@appnexus.com on 2013-10-08)
  4. Re: New Change Proposal for Issue-10: remove party definitions (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2013-10-08)
  5. Re: New Change Proposal for Issue-10: remove party definitions (from dwainberg@appnexus.com on 2013-10-08)
  6. Re: New Change Proposal for Issue-10: remove party definitions (from john@consumerwatchdog.org on 2013-10-08)
  7. Re: New Change Proposal for Issue-10: remove party definitions (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2013-10-08)
  8. New Change Proposal for Issue-10: remove party definitions (from dwainberg@appnexus.com on 2013-10-08)
  9. tracking-ISSUE-226 (Rules by context): What rules apply for data collection/use, by context [Compliance Current] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2013-10-02)
  10. tracking-ISSUE-221 (Context): Define collection and use by context rather than party (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2013-10-02)

Related notes:

Changes to the language throughout the Compliance document were made (by me, some time ago now) to refer to requirements that apply when a party is a first-party or a third-party to a given user action. (We're not using "context" as that has a different defined meaning, but it's that idea.) There didn't seem to be any objections to making that clarification. I believe this is resolved.

Nick Doty, 1 Oct 2014, 07:05:25

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