[gnso-rds-pdp-wg] [renamed] Key early questions

Jeremy Malcolm jmalcolm at eff.org
Tue May 10 07:31:02 UTC 2016

On 10/05/2016 1:53 AM, Greg Shatan wrote:

> It seems to me that framing (or attempting to frame) certain purposes
> as "primary" and others as "secondary" is also putting the cart before
> the horse.  We would first need to discuss whether the concept of
> "primary" and "secondary" purposes is valid, what the utility and
> purpose of such a classification is, and whether it is relevant to our
> work.  We would need to consider if there are other classifications
> within that system that make sense ("tertiary" purposes), and if there
> are other ways to classify purposes that make more sense, and should
> be used instead of or alongside this classification system.

But these are basic data protection concepts, very well established
around the world.  Surely starting de novo doesn't mean reinventing the
whole legal framework of data protection.  One might as well start by
redefining the English language.


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