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Privacy Interest Group

See the W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING) home page or join the group.

Are you working within W3C Working Groups or other ongoing privacy-related work?
Update our list of connections to other groups.


Work Items

W3C Reports, Events, Groups, Specifications




W3C maintains a public mailing list where Web privacy matters are discussed; we also use this list for discussion of Privacy Interest Group work.

Conference calls are scheduled on a monthly basis, commonly on the last Thursday.

Joining the calls

  • Please also join us on IRC in the #privacy room.
    • Server:
    • Port: 6667
    • Username: <your name>
    • Channel: #privacy

Ideas around privacy

  • Secret: Ability of someone to control the personal data gathering and usage. One school of thoughts toward being suspicious about hiding, the other being that it is part of individual freedom rights.
  • Calmness: Possibility for someone to not be disturbed in the daily life, with a control on the ability of people accessing you. It includes the seek for being forgotten.
  • Individual autonomy: Ability to take important decisions in a way that enable self expression and diverse intimate relationships

Web Technologies with implication on Privacy

A few technologies already exist with strong implications on Web Tracking and user Privacy.


see also: PrivacyAwareWeb