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User Identity on the Web Community Group created

From: Do Not Reply <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:10:50 +0000
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To: public-new-work@w3.org
W3C has launched the User Identity on the Web Community Group:


Currently, more and more services are created on the web and require
information about you, me, all of us. Therefore, users have to give away
a lot of information about themselves to many different services. The
point is that the users lose control of their identity on the web, by
filling a lot of forms (e.g., through subscriptions).

Privacy on the Internet is extremely important and must remain. Personal
information is used by services we, sometimes, don't even know about,
and it is a real problem.

The aim of this group would be to think about new ways to identify
individuals over the internet using trusted web based identities
embedded directly into the core protocols of the web. At the same time
it is important to maintain equilibrium between total privacy and
providing information when needed, which means, when the user wants to.


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C Account. To request one:

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:10:57 UTC

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