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. A current main focus for the extended implementation phase is to demonstrate the
viability of the Tracking Preference Expression specification to address the requirements for managing cookie and
tracking consent that satisfies the requirements of EU privacy legislation.
Carl Cargill (Adobe) and Matthias Schunter (Intel) serve as
co-chairs of the Tracking Protection Working Group. The W3C Team Contact is Bert Bos.
Call for Implementations
Both the Tracking Preference Expression (DNT), and Tracking Compliance and Scope (TCS), are now W3C Candidate Recommendations. Implementation reports are welcome. If you wish to make comments regarding
these documents, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
All comments are publicly archived; if you have not used W3C mailing lists in
the past, you will need to approve archiving (instructions are sent via email
auto-reply) before your comments will be distributed. You do not need to
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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
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.