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Re: lynx-dev lynx: something about cookies we should know about (long)

From: Duncan Simpson
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx: something about cookies we should know about (long)
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 23:56:49 +0000

In relation to the above I glad I live in the UK. Here we have the data 
protection act that states those that collecting gperosnal information 
srequires a statment of what you collect and why, in addition to providing a 
right to see what your information records. There is a duty to protect 
personal information too. (Anyone wanting to know my address,  telephone 
numebrs, date of birth, etc will find this makes it harder for them.)

The impact of this is that if you say you record peoples names and addresses 
to send them magazines it is illegal to sell or use it for other purposes. 
Sending the data to *anyone* in justistictions without similar laws is illegal 
(voluntary codes of practice are not an acceptable alternative). Similar lwas 
exist everywhere in th EU.

Of course using lynx helps protect your provacy because one pixel bugs and 
images that uses cookies and refer do not work against lynx users.
Duncan (-:
"software industry, the: unique industry where selling substandard goods is
legal and you can charge extra for fixing the problems."

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