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Re: Status of D-AG006

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 14:31:17 -0500
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020314193117.GF18108@jibboom.w3.org>
* Joseph Hui <jhui@digisle.net> [2002-03-13 14:53-0800]
> Privacy:
> Privacy can mean different things in different contexts.
> We had no clue how it got into the charter to begin with.
> We tried to get a clarification from anyone who might give
> a definition of what privacy as stated next to security in
> the WG charter was supposed to mean in the context of WS 
> architecture.  Nobody's come forward yet.
> An educated guess, coupled with a tabulation of some possible
> privacy scenarios where "privacy" was presumed to be synonymous
> with "anonymity," was set up to troll for responses.  No luck
> there.  So, unless someone comes forward to stake out a
> position for privacy, it may not get addressed in WS-Arch.
> As of now, it's fair to presume privacy work, if any is to
> be done at all in W3C's WS-Arch, will not be done under the
> auspices of D-AG006.

Due to a huge email backlog, I might have missed that, but I haven't
seen the thread where it was discussed.

Anyway, with Web service composition, long running transactions,
maintenance of a context for operations involving several parties, I
think that privacy (protection against tracking of users, etc) is
important. One can think for example of the use of P3P[1] in the
context of Web services.

Regards,

Hugo

  1. http://www.w3.org/P3P/
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