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Tracking Protection Working Group Progress

Here is an update on Tracking Protection Working Group progress: This week the group published new drafts of Tracking Compliance and Scope and Tracking Preference Expression (DNT). Today Chair Matthias Schunter announced a stable plan to reach Last Call. We are poised to announce new co-Chairs, replacing Peter Swire who announced last month his departure […]
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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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Full Steam On Do Not Track

A blizzard of activity: that’s what we had at the Boston face-to-face of the Tracking Protection Working Group. Over the past two days, the group has successfully managed to identify a path toward fulfilling our W3C charter: we now have a roadmap to Last Call for a 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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Do Not Track in the Short, Medium and Long Term

Since we last talked about Do Not Track on this blog, the Tracking Protection Working Group has continued the hard work of making decisions and driving to consensus. The Working Group is now preparing for a face-to-face meeting in October. Furthermore, W3C is holding a broader-looking workshop to take place in November.
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A Time for Compromise on Do Not Track

We last blogged about the Tracking Protection Working Group in June, immediately after the group's face-to-face meeting in Bellevue. That meeting was productive and laid the ground work for further progress. The "Tracking Preference Expression" (DNT) header is now implemented...
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Report from Bellevue: meaningful advances on Do Not Track

As mentioned last week, the difficult and at times controversial discussion of Do Not Track standardization continued with a three-day meeting of the Tracking Protection Working Group in Bellevue, Washington. I want to report briefly on the course of discussion and the progress made, including meaningful advances towards consensus on Do Not Track.
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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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