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Bug 27165 - User agents should warn users if they bring along unclearable identifiers
Summary: User agents should warn users if they bring along unclearable identifiers
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Encrypted Media Extensions (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Dorwin
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Whiteboard: Privacy, TAG
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-24 21:38 UTC by Domenic Denicola
Modified: 2014-12-09 00:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Domenic Denicola 2014-10-24 21:38:57 UTC
As discussed in, some DRM implementations---for Silverlight, at least---bring along semi-permanent client IDs.
We should consider requiring or strongly recommending that user agents prompt or inform the user if an EME implementation brings along identifiers that cannot be cleared along with regular cookies and site data (similar to Mark’s “more privacy sensitive than regular cookies” bar).

I will file a separate bug exploring whether we can require that such identifiers be clearable, but we can use this bug to discuss mitigation strategies if they must be unclearable for robustness reasons.
Comment 1 David Dorwin 2014-12-09 00:35:00 UTC
Implemented in

Note: The separate bug referenced in comment #0 is bug 27166.