I’ve been invited to co-chair the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World-Wide Web Consortium.
The Tracking Protection Working Group is chartered to improve user privacy and user control by defining mechanisms for expressing user preferences around Web tracking and for blocking or allowing Web tracking elements. The group seeks to standardize the technology and meaning of Do Not Track, and of Tracking Selection Lists.
My mission as the chair is to drive the consensus-based standardisation process. My personal goal is to ensure that the privacy requirements of individuals as well as the industry requirements are met by the emerging recommendations.
Our kick-off meeting on September 21+22 in Boston MA, managed to assemble many important stakeholders such as Apple, the Center of Democracy and Privacy, ComScore, the EFF, FTC (Ed Felten), Google, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Microsoft, Nielsen, and Yahoo in one room.