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[Illegal] Change "Anonymous usage data" to "Identifiable usage data". #1120

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quakenet2 opened this issue Aug 10, 2017 · 4 comments

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commented Aug 10, 2017

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/firefox-focus-privacy-scandal.391991/

definition of “personal information” to include “a persistent identifier that can be used to recognize a user
over time and across different Web sites or online services [including but not limited to] a customer
number held in a cookie, an Internet Protocol (IP) address, a processor or device serial number, or unique
device identifier.

If you’re collecting persistent identifiers, be careful about making blanket statements to people assuring
them that you don’t collect any personal information or that the data you collect is anonymous.


The data includes an advertising ID, IP address, timestamp, country, language/locale,
operating system and app version.

What you're collecting is NOT ANONYMOUS information.
This is a violation of the law and you should change the name to "identifiable usage data".

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commented Aug 10, 2017

I see you are referring to the Focus iOS page about Adjust usage.

There is a lot of similarity between iOS and Android but there are probably some subtle differences.

I think it makes sense to have a separate Wiki page about Adjust usage in Focus for Android. I will file a bug for that.

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commented Aug 15, 2017

After talking to Elvin, I also filed this bug [1] for Firefox iOS, and we can reuse whatever strings come out of that bug.

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1390664

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