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Re: Privacy Interest Group (PING) kick-off call

From: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 23:25:58 -0700
Cc: "ext Tara Whalen" <Tara.Whalen@priv.gc.ca>, <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5F476B9D-5017-4DF3-B636-A9341954508A@w3.org>
To: "Tschofenig, Hannes (NSN - FI/Espoo)" <hannes.tschofenig@nsn.com>
Hi Hannes,

The charter may do a more precise job of enumerating the Interest Group's scope:
http://www.w3.org/2011/07/privacy-ig-charter.html

In short, yes, the W3C Interest Group is best positioned to improve privacy (finding new areas for work or providing guidelines and advice) for W3C activities and standards specifically. I do hope and expect this work will contribute to broader discussions about privacy in technical standardization; in the charter we've explicitly noted an external relationship to the IAB Privacy Program, where I expect several of us will overlap.

I think that our use of the public-privacy mailing list thus far to discuss ongoing privacy issues that affect the Web in general is valuable, even though the majority of those discussion topics won't result in W3C standardization work. I hope we'll keep doing that on this mailing list  just having our community of interested experts chatting and sharing notes is great, in my opinion.

Thanks,
Nick

On Apr 3, 2012, at 11:05 PM, Tschofenig, Hannes (NSN - FI/Espoo) wrote:

> Hi Tara, 
> 
> Great to get the work started. 
> 
> Just a few minor remarks about the goals of the group:
> 
>> A quick reminder about PING's objectives:
>> 
>> - to monitor ongoing privacy issues that affect the Web
> 
> .... monitor privacy issues that affect the W3C's work on Web
> standardization? 
> 
> Monitoring what is going on in the Web with regard to privacy would be a
> little tough. Most of it turns out to have nothing to do with
> standardization.
> 
>> - to investigate potential areas for new privacy work
> 
> ... with respect to W3C standardization? (or also IETF? Other
> organizations?)
> 
>> - to provide guidelines and advice for addressing privacy in standards
>> development
> 
> ... in the W3C? 
> 
> Particularly given the already ongoing work in the IAB/IETF it would be
> interesting to see what the relationship is. 
> 
> Ciao
> Hannes
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