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Category Archives: Privacy

Privacy Anti-Patterns in Standards

The Web suffers from large scale, frequent, and often invisible privacy violations. These pervasive privacy problems threaten the Web’s ability to serve as a preeminent application platform and information distribution system. W3C’s Privacy Interest Group (PING) has been seeing several patterns in web standards that are harmful to Web Privacy. Though each of these occur […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Security, Privacy, Identity)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and includes some updates since that report.) This has been an exciting year for Web privacy and security activities at W3C: W3C held workshops to address the privacy, security, and usability challenges presented by powerful hardware sensors, device capabilities, and APIs (Permissions and User […]
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W3C Dev Meetup 2018 retrospective

Taking advantage of the presence of world renowned Web experts attending the TPAC18 week last October in Lyon, the W3C developer relations team organized a developer meetup featuring five prominent speakers and twelve demonstrations. Hosted by the University of Lyon, this event was made possible with the support from Qwant, Microsoft, Mozilla, NTT Communications, StickerMule, […]
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W3C Developer meetup in Lyon, October 22

Mark your calendar and register now for another amazing W3C developer meetup! This free event is scheduled on Monday October 22 (from 6:30pm to 10:30pm) on the premises of Université de Lyon, in the 7th district of downtown Lyon (France), near square Jean Macé. We’re particularly excited to be back in Lyon to meet and […]
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Do Not Track and the GDPR

The Tracking Protection Working Group (TPWG) has been engaged with issues of online data protection, privacy and tracking since 2011. Its Tracking Protection Expression draft recommendation (TPE), substantially completed in 2013, first became a Candidate Recommendation (CR) in August 2015.The main feature of the TPE, the DNT request header, is now implemented by all the […]
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Verifiable Claims and Distributed Identifiers at W3C

It’s always exciting to write about great work going on at W3C with potential to have a huge impact on humanity. One of the use cases in the Verifiable Claims work is to give stateless refugees a way to identify themselves safely. Other use cases in education, in government, in banking,  have potential to change […]
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An array of tools to ensure security and privacy of the Open Web Platform

As noted in “Better specifications for the sake of the Web” last month, W3C conducts wide reviews for an ever-increasing number of specifications; and Virginie and Richard provided some tips to make those reviews more effective. We’re pleased to add more tools, focused on privacy and security on the Web. Today, the Technical Architecture Group […]
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Better specifications for the sake of the Web

This post is co-authored by Virginie Galindo and Richard Ishida, currently working hand in hand to promote better wide review of W3C specifications. The Open Web Platform is getting increased traction from new communities and markets thanks to the attractive portability and cross-device nature of its specifications – characteristics which are strengthened by horizontal and […]
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Privacy Bridges with Do Not Track

We welcome the inclusion of W3C’s Do Not Track specification among the “privacy bridges” proposed by an international group of privacy experts as structures to improve US-EU privacy cooperation. “Bridges” is an apt descriptor for W3C’s work on voluntary consensus technical standards, through which we aim to make the Web work for users, developers, and […]
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