[Air-L] W3C Workshop: Do Not Track and Beyond

Seda Guerses sguerses at esat.kuleuven.be
Tue Oct 16 00:46:06 PDT 2012

for those of you who are following the dnt debate, this may be an interesting opportunity to pitch in different perspectives.

W3C Workshop: Do Not Track and Beyond 
26-27 November 2012

Call For Participation


  Out of the April 2011 W3C workshop on Web Tracking and User
  Privacy, W3C chartered its Tracking Protection Working
  Group, which commenced work in September. The Working Group has
  produced drafts of Do Not Track specifications, concurrent with
  various implementations in browsers and Web sites and along
  side heightened press and policymaker attention. Meanwhile,
  public concern over online privacy — be it tracking, online
  social networking or identity theft — remains.

  For more info about the past workshop and ongoing Working Group:

Goals and Scope

  This workshop serves as a forum for the W3C membership and the
  public to discuss the Consortium's next steps in the area of
  tracking protection and Web privacy. What have we learned from
  Do Not Track standardization and real-world implementations?
  Furthermore, undoubtedly support for privacy on the Web
  platform cannot end with Do Not Track: what should we look at
  next and beyond DNT?

  The workshop is geared to a broad set of stakeholders,
  including implementers from the mobile and desktop space, large
  and small content delivery providers, advertisement networks,
  search engines, policy and privacy experts, consumer advocates,
  and other parties with an interest in Web tracking, tracking
  protection and related technologies. We specifically invite
  participants from industries that might respond to a Do Not
  Track preference or use DNT and related technologies for user
  transparency and choice beyond online behavioral advertising:
  including, for example, email marketing, mobile application
  development and online social networking.

  Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
    * Directions for, and input to, the W3C Tracking Protection
      Working Group's ongoing work on Do Not Track.
    * Preliminary implementation experience and impact
      evaluations of Do Not Track and related approaches.
    * Candidates for future W3C standardization on tracking
      protection in particular, and on user privacy on the Web in
    * Trends in online privacy issues and potential techniques to
      address new concerns.

Participation Requirements

  All participants are required to submit a position paper by
  22 October. W3C membership is not required and there is no fee
  to participate in this workshop.

  Your paper must meet the following criteria:
    * explains your interest in the Workshop
    * aligned with the Workshop's stated goals as outlined
    * 1 to 5 pages long

  Submit a position paper via email to: team-privacyws-submit at w3.org

Important dates

  22 October        Deadline for position papers
  26-27 November    Workshop

  To facilitate travel after the US post-holiday weekend, the
  workshop will begin at 2pm on Monday the 26th, and close by 6pm
  on Tuesday the 27th.

    * Nick Doty, W3C
    * Jan Schallaböck, ICPP

For more information, please contact Nick Doty, W3C <npdoty at w3.org>


  The Workshop will be hosted by UC Berkeley, in the Sutardja Dai
  Hall, in Berkeley, California. Thanks to Yahoo! for sponsoring 
  the Workshop.

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