W3C

Privacy Current Status

This page summarizes the relationships among specifications, whether they are finished standards or drafts. Below, each title links to the most recent version of a document.

Completed Work

W3C Recommendations have been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers, and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and are endorsed by the Director as Web Standards. Learn more about the W3C Recommendation Track.

Group Notes are not standards and do not have the same level of W3C endorsement.

Group Notes

2015-12-10

Self-Review Questionnaire: Security and Privacy

This document lists a set of questions one could ask about the security and privacy impact of a new feature or specification. It is meant as a tool that groups or individuals can use as a guide during a self-review, pointing towards important questions in areas where expertise might be lacking.

2015-11-24

Fingerprinting Guidance for Web Specification Authors (Draft)

Exposure of settings and characteristics of browsers can impact user privacy by allowing for browser fingerprinting. This document defines different types of fingerprinting, considers distinct levels of mitigation for the related privacy risks and provides guidance for Web specification authors on how to balance these concerns when designing new Web features.

Drafts

Below are draft documents: Candidate Recommendations . Some of these may become Web Standards through the W3C Recommendation Track process. Others may be published as Group Notes or become obsolete specifications.

Candidate Recommendations

2017-10-19

Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)

This specification defines the technical mechanisms for expressing a cross-site tracking preference and mechanisms for sites to signal whether and how they honor this preference.