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Call for Participation : Privacy Workshop

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 13:54:18 -0400
Message-Id: <AE4DBF1C-14FB-4E59-A1F0-8D262CFC3112@nokia.com>
To: W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
The W3 has scheduled a Privacy Workshop 12-13 July in London and   
issued a call for participation


 From the call for participation:

As the Web advances toward becoming an application development
platform that addresses needs previously met by native applications,
work proceeds on APIs to access information that was previously not
available to Web developers. The broad availability of possibly
sensitive data collected through location sensors and other facilities
in a Web browser is just one example of the broad new privacy
challenges that the Web faces today.

Security considerations and design choices for sensitive APIs were the
topic of the December 2008 W3C Workshop on Security for Access to
Device APIs for the Web (report). Following up to that workshop, the
Device API and Policy Working Group was chartered.

Earlier approaches to address privacy issues for the Web, especially
through policy languages, have not seen broad implementation in
current-generation Web browsers.

This workshop serves to investigate strategies toward better privacy
protection on the Web that are effective and lead to benefits in the
near term.


regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:55:06 UTC

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