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Call for Participation in Hardware Based Secure Services Community Group

The Hardware Based Secure Services Community Group has been launched:

Hardware token are offering secure services in the field of cryptographic operation, citizen identity and payment to native applications. This community group will analyze use cases where browser (and web application developers) could benefit from those secure services. The expected deliverables of this community group are (1) documented use cases, (2) technical requirements for implementing those secure services in user agents, (3) draft APIs, (4) group charter – integrating suggested improvements received during the W3C Hardware Security WG charter proposal review.
Note : by hardware tokens, we mean technologies such as secure chips or secure elements, trusted execution environment, TPM….

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 2016-04-02 by Virginie GALINDO. The following people supported its creation: Virginie GALINDO, Wendy Seltzer, Jeffrey Sonstein, Olivier PotonniĆ©e, Wayne Carr. 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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