Solution1 - 6:52 am on Oct 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
"The commission services were very clear on this point in their letter to the W3C - at installation or first use, users must be informed about the importance of their DNT choice," she said.
Sounds to me that she does not agree with IE10 having DNT default on, and not mentioning it. She's saying everyone must be made aware of DNT when using a browser, and must make an informed choice whether or not to put it on.
If DNT becomes some useless, watered-down standard, chances are that the EU will enforce the more aggressive user choice that is legislation in the Netherlands now. Here, websites must ask users explicit permission to use tracking. No DNT is allowed for that, yet, but it would be a good thing if it will be.