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All posts by Thomas Roessler

Establishing the Meaning of Do Not Track

Today, the co-chairs of the Tracking Protection Working Group released the group's decision on base text for continued work. In progressing toward a draft that could move the multi-stakeholder work on a consensus standard for Do Not Track forward, the group reviewed and rejected a package change proposal offered by the Digital Advertising Alliance and its supporters. The decision re-affirms the Working Group's mission to "improve user privacy and user control by defining mechanisms for expressing user preferences around Web tracking" in a consensus-based multi-stakeholder process, and takes a significant step in focusing the group's further work toward a consensus Do Not Track standard.
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DNT is Good For the Whole Web

The Tracking Protection Working Group has brought together players from the advertising and publishing ecosystems, browser makers, consumer groups, relevant governmental agencies and other stakeholders to forge a consensus solution for Do Not Track (DNT).
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Tracking Controversy

The Web has transformed how we do business, how we interact, and how we innovate. As a result, the future of Web technology can be a high-stakes conversation. When stakeholders with strong competing interests engage in that conversation, controversy is...
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The state of Do Not Track

It's time to take stock of the last two months in Do Not Track. Since the White House announcement in February, a lot has happened, both in the policy conversations that surround the work in the W3C Tracking Protection...
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Do Not Track: The Regulators’ Challenge.

The fine people at the UC Berkeley law school have pulled together an amazing two-day workshop about Web Tracking in Brussels. The conversation kicked off today with European Commissioner Neelie Kroes talking about privacy, self-regulation and do not track,...
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Do Not Track at W3C

The discussion about online tracking has picked up a lot of steam over the last year. We have seen multiple related features announced or deployed in various Web browsers, including Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 9. Today, we have acknowledged a "Web Tracking Protection" member submission from Microsoft. We invite public discussion on the public-privacy@w3.org mailing list.
Additionally, we are announcing a W3C workshop for a broader community discussion, to determine whether (and if so, what) standards work W3C should take up in the space. The workshop will be held in Princeton, NJ, on 28/29 April.
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