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Chairs' short informal summary (17 May 2012) and some action items

From: Tara Whalen <tjwhalen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 15:02:10 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+T70Ai0WSaJqaOgud_MLXC_ycQ4TZ8HogVjE-OX+LR7rRPZLQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Thank you, everyone, for your participation in the May 17 meeting. The
main items under discussion were the creation of a privacy
considerations document; dependencies and liaisons with related
groups; and permissions on the web.

The creation of a privacy considerations document was envisaged in the
PING charter. Discussion on the call and the mailing list indicated
there was sufficient support for beginning this task, which is now in
the planning phase. Participants were strongly encouraged to begin
writing parts of this document, to provide momentum on a draft.
Highlights of this discussion included helpful pointers for related
documents to draw from (such as the IAB privacy considerations
document), and the importance of including use cases for assisting
developers. The development of this draft document is expected to take
place on the mailing list and wiki, and will be the first major
activity taken by PING members.

The call also included an update on dependencies and liaisons with
related groups: the PING co-chairs were involved in discussions with
the IAB Privacy Program and reached out to chairs of relevant W3C
groups. A few new groups were identified, including the Web
Cryptography WG, and an interdisciplinary working group (Building
International Cooperation for Trustworthy ICT).

The final item on the agenda came from Nick Doty, who identified an
emerging issue in multiple groups: that of how to handle permissions
on the web, in terms of users granting permissions. This is a key
issue in ensuring meaningful consent on the web, and includes such
challenges are how to clearly present permission options (particularly
in constrained environments), and what the appropriate granularity of
permission settings should be. Participants expressed interest in
working on this issue, possibly through a workshop.

Full minutes are available:

Our next call will be on 14 June 2012 at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 16:00 UTC, 6pm CET.

The following action items are ongoing from the previous call, which
represent ramp-up tasks necessary in this initial phase of PING:

1. Join PING
If you would like to be involved and contribute to PING's work, please
join the group:
Non-Members may join as public Invited Experts:

2. As mentioned above, work is beginning on the privacy considerations
document, and we strongly encourage participants to begin contributing
sections of a draft. Please provide your contributions on the mailing
list, or using the wiki at
http://www.w3.org/wiki/Privacy/Privacy_Considerations. In addition to
writing draft sections, you may share your ideas for goals for this
document, useful resources to draw from, and help us build and extend
a draft outline.

3. Connections with other W3C groups and external groups
Please let us know, by completing the wiki at
http://www.w3.org/wiki/Privacy/List_of_related_groups, which W3C
groups and external privacy-related groups you participate in. Please
also include pointers to relevant work in those groups.

- Christine and Tara
P.S. Apologies for the delay in posting this summary.
Received on Wednesday, 6 June 2012 09:54:18 UTC

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