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Antwort: Draft IG Charter -- Your Comments, Please

From: Sören Preibusch <spreibusch@diw.de>
Date: Fri Sep 21 15:52:42 2007
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Cc: public-privacy06ws-request@w3.org, public-pling@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF81D2E338.ADB9447B-ONC125735D.0056F289@diw.de>

Dear Thomas and dear all,

thanks for setting up the draft charter. I followed the discussions so far
and wish to renew my intention to join the Interest Group.

I was delighted to see, that the related mailing list [public-pling@w3.org]
has been created last week.

A point that needs to be clarified in my opinion is whether the IG will
discuss "any" policy languages or focus on "privacy, access control, and
obligation management areas", as specified in Section 2. I would prefer a

I also suggest explicitly adding "privacy preferences" to the Scope. They
may be subsumed to "user-led requirements". From the user's perspective,
privacy preferences are the starting point when assessing a data handling
procedure. Compliance needs to be assured between a user's preferences and
the actual data practices, or - speaking in languages - for instance,
between an XPref policy and a P3P policy.

Regarding the Mission, I suggest to add to the first paragraph: "The
Interest Groups aims at enabling an integrated policy-driven workflow to
guide actions and processes."

Best regards, Sören.

-----public-privacy06ws-request@w3.org schrieb: -----

> An: public-privacy06ws@w3.org
> Von: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
> Gesendet von: public-privacy06ws-request@w3.org
> Datum: 08.05.2007 23:02
> Thema: Draft IG Charter -- Your Comments, Please
> It's been a while since the privacy and policy languages workshop
> last October.  We're now initiating the process to launch the
> Interest Group that was discussed toward the end of the workshop.  A
> draft charter is available online:
>  http://www.w3.org/Policy/2007/ig-charter
> We're looking for your informal feed-back and comments; simple
> expressions of interest are also welcome and useful.
> As usual, an Interest Group is a forum that provides infrastructure
> for building up a community.  An Interest Group *can* produce
> deliverables in the form of Interest Group Notes or workshops, or
> propose further work.  However, it cannot engage in Recommendation
> Track Work by itself.
> From the draft charter's scope section:
>  The Policy Interest Group is designed as a forum to support
>  researchers, developers, solution providers, and users of policy
>  languages such as XACML (eXtensible Access Control Markup
>  Language) and P3P (W3C's Platform for Privacy Preferences
>  Project). It provides a forum to enable broader collaboration,
>  through use of email discussion, scheduled IRC topic chats, Wikis,
>  and Weblog tools.
>  The group will primarily focus on policy languages that are
>  already specified and broadly address the privacy, access control,
>  and obligation management areas; it is not expected to engage in
>  the design of new policy or rule languages. It will work towards
>  identifying obstacles to a joint deployment of such languages, and
>  suggest requirements and technological enablers that may help
>  overcome such obstacles.
>  The Interest Group hosts discussions both of architectural and
>  application interest; it will, in particular, consider use cases
>  in the privacy, access control, identity management and obligation
>  management areas. The group may explore the use of relevant
>  technologies toward delivering interoperability frameworks for
>  policy languages. Relevant technologies include Semantic Web
>  technologies and the work of the W3C Rule Interchange Working
>  Group.
> Please direct comments, input, and expressions of interest to the
> workshop follow-up list at <public-privacy06ws@w3.org>.
> Regards,
> --
> Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Friday, 21 September 2007 15:52:42 UTC

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