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Re: Agenda: Global considerations F2F meeting 11-12 Berlin

From: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:20:22 +0100
Message-ID: <512A67F6.2010201@xs4all.nl>
To: public-tracking-international@w3.org
On 2/24/13 7:50 PM, Chris Mejia wrote:
> Rigo,
> 
> Since this workshop is entitled "Global Considerations" I'm Just
> wondering how POVs from Africa, Asia, Pan Pacific/Oceana (including
> Australia and New Zealand) and South America are going to be
> represented here? From the agenda, I'd recommend re-titling this
> particular workshop as "European Considerations" or "Western
> Considerations" to be more representative of the actual agenda,
> participation and motive.  Otherwise, Rigo, can you please outline
> what true global outreach W3C has done (beyond the US and Europe) to
> assemble this meeting and it's agenda?  I'm not being cheeky, at all.
> If this is to be a true "global standard" then I dare say that W3C
> still has quite a bit of work to do in assembling a truly global set
> of stake holders.

Dear Chris,

You are undoubtedly aware that most of the industrialised world has
arrangements regarding data protection that are pretty similar to the
European Union. We're talking about countries such as Australia, Japan,
South-Korea, Brazil, Canada, New-Zealand as well as South-Africa. Given
the similarities in legislation in these countries and the lack of
similar legislation in the US and most of the developing world, I do not
think it is strictly necessary to get more people at the table. I think
the representants of the US industry do a fine job in representing the
viewpoints of privacy-wise undeveloped nations.

Regards,

 Walter
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