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Category Archives: Privacy

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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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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TPE to CR: Advancing the conversation about Web tracking preferences

W3C’s Tracking Protection Working Group today published the Candidate Recommendation of the Tracking Preference Expression (TPE) and calls for implementation and testing of the specification. Congratulations to the Working Group on this progress. Abstract: This specification defines the DNT request header field as an HTTP mechanism for expressing the user’s preference regarding tracking, an HTML […]
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Security standard open kitchen

Standards are an interesting kitchen, where the technology is discussed, cooked, sampled and finally implemented. It could work in closed loop, between vendors. But our world is turning into a user centric manufacturing house. And standards are no exception. This is why, at the same time specifications are developed at W3C, it’s useful to go […]
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