The Tracking Protection Working Group is
chartered to improve user privacy
and user control by defining mechanisms for
expressing user preferences around Web
tracking and for blocking or allowing Web
tracking elements. The group seeks to
standardize the technology and meaning of Do
Not Track, and of Tracking Selection Lists.
Carl Cargill (Adobe), Justin Brookman (CDT) and Matthias Schunter (Intel) serve as
co-chairs of the Tracking Protection Working Group. The W3C Team Contacts are Nick Doty and Ninja Marnau.
Call for Comments has ended
On Thursday, April 24, the Working Group published its
Last Call Working Draft of the Tracking Preference Expression (DNT).
The Call for Comments on the
specification ended on June 18.
We thank everyone, who has submitted technical reviews and comments.
All feedback is publicly archived.
The Chairs and the Working Group will issue written responses to all comments received in the upcoming weeks.
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15 October 2014, 9am PT, 12pm ET, 6pm CET
Teleconferences are held Wednesdays at 9am/12pm/6pm
Formal Objection Status
Note: The group will occasionally update this schedule based on current progress. Future milestones are non-binding estimates.
* The group is discussing specific exit criteria for the CR milestone which may affect this timeline.
Tracking Preference Expression
Tracking Preference Expression Definitions and Compliance
Tracking Selection Lists
6-8 May 2013
Global Considerations Task Force Face-to-Face
11 - 12 March 2013
11 - 13 February, 2013
3 - 5 October, 2012
20 - 22 June, 2012
Bellevue, WA, USA
10 - 12 April, 2012
Washington, DC, USA
24 - 26 January 2012
Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by the European Commission.
31 October - 1 November 2011
Santa Clara, CA, USA
21-22 September 2011
Cambridge, MA, USA
Most recent minutes first; ordered left to right.
The chairs invite input documents for
the Working Group to consider at its initial
meeting. Please send possible documents to
the working group mailing list.
The following (non-exhaustive) list
of relevant documents has been
Additionally, please refer to the report
papers from the W3C
Workshop on Web Tracking and User Privacy
in April 2011.
We invite the submission of use cases and input documents to
the group mailing list.