Join the industry and community conversation to improve advertising on the web

Web advertising is about making online advertising more effective and privacy-preserving, by identifying areas where standards and changes in the web itself can improve the ecosystem and experience for users, advertisers, publishers, distributors, ad networks, agencies, and others.

Active groups

These groups are designed to improve advertising on the web.

PrivacyInterest group

The mission of the Privacy Interest Group is to improve privacy on the Web by advising groups developing standards on how to avoid and mitigate privacy issues with their technologies. PING also suggests changes to existing standards and technologies to improve the privacy of existing systems. Finally, PING makes recommendations to the W3C Advisory Committee and the W3C TAG about whether a proposed standard would be beneficial or harmful for privacy on the web. Visit the Privacy Interest Group

Improving Web AdvertisingBusiness group

The mission of the Improving Web Advertising Business Group is to identify areas where standards and changes in the Web itself can improve the ecosystem and experience for users, advertisers, publishers, distributors, ad networks, agencies and others, and to oversee liaison with existing Working Groups and to create new Working Groups as needed Visit the Improving Web Advertising Business Group

PrivacyCommunity group

The mission of the Privacy Community Group is to develop privacy-focused web standards and APIs to improve user privacy on the web through enhanced browser behavior. Charter: https://privacycg.github.io/charter.html Visit the Privacy Community Group

Private Advertising TechnologyCommunity group

The mission of the Private Advertising Technology Community Group is to incubate web features and APIs that support advertising while acting in the interests of users, in particular providing strong privacy assurances. Visit the Private Advertising Technology Community Group

§ Why join?

Since 1994, we have been leading the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth of the web.

By joining these groups, you have the ability to discuss and drive the standards produced by W3C. The conversations occurring in the groups concern both current and future standards, constantly aiming to make the web a better place. You have the ability to take part in guiding the future of the web.

Our values revolve around building the web for all

The social value of the web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability.

Recent activities in the Web Advertising community

Find out more via recent stories, news, workshops, talks or events.

W3C Members

87 member organizations are involved in the web advertising ecosystem, including:

The New York Times
The Trade Desk
The Washington Post
DappWorks Technology Inc.
Raptive
Shopify
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Ways to get involved:

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