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Privacy & Security SC collaboration

From: Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:49:16 +0000
To: "lisa.seeman@zoho.com" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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Hi Lisa and All,

In my work on privacy and security success criteria, I found a new, directly-relevant W3C publication. In my opinion, "Web Authentication: A Web API for accessing scoped credentials<https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/>", addresses well the privacy and security issues we have identified.

Thus, I suggest that, rather than develop our own privacy and security success criteria, we work with the Web Authentication Working Group<https://www.w3.org/Webauthn/> as it develops its own. One idea is we could help it consider how to help web authentication interactions be as simple as possible.

Example:
In the working group's use cases for embedded authenticators (1.1. Registration<https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/#registration-embedded>), step 2 is:

*      "The phone prompts, "Do you want to register this device with example.com?".
We could suggest to the working group that it always considers using simple language. Perhaps:

*      the user's device could be detected so "device" becomes "phone" or "tablet";

*      "sign up" could replace "register";

*      The "example.com"/name of business could be replaced by the name of the service the user is trying to sign up for.

Thoughts?

John

John Rochford<http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/display/132901>
UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Director, INDEX Program
Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
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