I’m searching for references looking at user perception of third-party behavioral tracking
vs logging, any pointer would be appreciated.
On Jan 16, 2015, at 8:16 PM, Dario Taraborelli
I didn’t reference the McDonald study in my reply, but I too am not particularly
persuaded by the conclusions.
“Many think it means they will not be tracked at all, including collection”
suggests to me a fundamental lack of literacy among the users surveyed about what data
that browsers pass with HTTP requests.
> On Jan 16, 2015, at 7:54 PM, Dario Taraborelli <dario(a)wikimedia.org
>> we are making use of the header that we think is consistent with the expectation
> based on what evidence?
> I’ve seen a single reference cited in this thread pointing to a study that candidly
declares in its abstract:
> “Because Do Not Track is so new, as far as we know this is the first scholarship on
this topic. This paper has been neither presented nor published. “ 
> The ample and representative sample considered by the EFF is well captured at the
beginning of this statement:
> “Intuitively, users who we’ve talked to want Do Not Track to provide meaningful
limits on collection and retention of data.”
> Nobody is questioning the need to be transparent to our users about what data we’re
collecting, how long this data is retained and what it’s being used for. But I see a
thread full of handwaving statements about “what users really want”, in contrast to a
pretty straightforward truth that nobody who participated in this thread would challenge:
>> which departs from the standard in a significant way.
> I don’t see myself blessing a proposal that represents “a significant departure from
the standard” and I’d love to see more substantial evidence on user expectations to
>  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1993133