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Portable Personal Data Preferences Community Group Launched

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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:34:50 +0000
To: "Joseph Scheuhammer" <clown@alum.mit.edu>,"Eitan Adler" <w3c-team@twitter.com>,"Vera Roberts" <vroberts@ocadu.ca>,"Jutta Treviranus" <jtreviranus@faculty.ocadu.ca>,"Antranig Basman" <amb26w3c@ponder.org.uk>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
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With your support, the Portable Personal Data Preferences Community Group has been launched:

This group was originally proposed on 2021-06-01
by Joseph Scheuhammer. The following people supported its
      Joseph Scheuhammer
      Eitan Adler
      Vera Roberts
      Jutta Treviranus
      Antranig Basman
To join the group, please use:

Please note that supporting a group is different from joining
a group. Supporters must also enroll if they wish to participate.

A problem with terms of service agreements is that they often require an
all-or-none acceptance or rejection.  In addition, they may be in a form
that is not accessible to persons with disabilities making it difficult
to make an informed decision. The mission of this community group is to
find ways that help users understand what they are being asked to commit
to, and to provide a finer grain of control in terms of what they are
willing to share.  The overall goal is to put control of personal data
into an individual’s hands.

The group's primary activity is to discuss and report on how to make
terms of service agreements comprehensible to users and to provide a
means by which users can express their preferences regarding their
personal data.  The reports may include descriptions of use cases, user
interface wire frames, plain language proposals, and supports that
educate users about personal data and data sharing.  The group will
define a way for users to express preferences regarding the collection,
use, and disclosure of their personal information.  These preferences
will be "portable" in the sense that they are encoded once and can be
used on a variety of platforms including websites, desktops, and mobile
devices, among others.

People interested in educating users regarding personal data and data
sharing, inclusive user interface design, and the use of plain language
in policies and service agreements are welcome.

This group may publish specifications.

Charter (WIP):

Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Monday, 14 June 2021 15:36:18 UTC

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