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Call for Participation in Consent Name System Community Group

The Consent Name System Community Group has been launched:

Our mission: design and build the 3rd generation of the CNS to be deployed globally as a free commons, a sibling to the DNS.
Our scope: a hyper-cube bitmap that contains 1’s and 0’s for ALL GLEIF (businesses/agencies), Jurisdictions, and Legal Uses of Data, set initially by jurisdictions, then businesses/agencies, and finally by data subjects.
Our deliverables: essential documents and code to stand-up a working CNS as an open source server. Gen 2 docs and video:

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2021-09-29 by Jay Glasgow. The following people supported its creation: Jay Glasgow, Ian Jacobs, Shenole Latimer, JIN BYUNG LEE, muhammadali vazhayil. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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