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Web Standards Group Releases Candidate Recommendation As Part of Broader “Do Not Track” Review

As part of its broader effort to develop a “Do Not Track” (DNT) web browser privacy standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”), an international organization that develops Internet standards, recently released a draft of one technical component of the standard to gather implementation experience from the developer community.… Continue Reading

World Wide Web Consortium Tracking Protection Working Group Names Two New Chairs

The World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) Tracking Protection Working Group (“TPWG”) on Wednesday announced the addition of two new chairs to spearhead its efforts to craft an online tracking mechanism. The new chairs, Center for Democracy and Technology Director Justin Brookman, and Adobe Systems, Inc. Carl Cargill will be joining Intel Corp.’s Matthias Schunter in … Continue Reading

Digital Advertising Alliance Leaves Do Not Track Group

The Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) on Tuesday announced that it will withdraw from the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) tracking protection working group (“TPWG”), saying that the TPWG has “reached the end of its useful life.” In a letter to the TPWG (full text available here), DAA Managing Director Lou Mastria explained that: “After more … Continue Reading

Do Not Track Online Act Reintroduced in Senate

By Emily Borgen Legislation was reintroduced in the Senate last week that would allow Internet users to opt out of certain forms of online tracking.  The bill [PDF] was previously introduced in 2011. The “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2013,” introduced on February 27 by Senators Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Blumenthal (D-Conn.), would require the Federal Trade Commission … Continue Reading

Web-standards group releases draft “Do-Not-Track” mechanism

The group that develops technical standards and guidelines for the World Wide Web released a set of draft standards on Monday that are intended to allow consumers to limit and control how they are tracked online. The standards, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (known as the “W3C”), would allow consumers to set a … Continue Reading
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