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Re: Private User Agent Community Group Proposed

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:45:32 +0200
To: Fred Andrews <fredandw@live.com>
Cc: public-privacy@w3.org, "singer@apple.com" <singer@apple.com>
Message-ID: <5862673.2ehUfgMvHG@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
On Wednesday 19 September 2012 17:16:35 Fred Andrews wrote:
> The goals of PING and the Private User Agent Community Group (PUA)
> are quite different and they measure success and will be run in
> different ways so I would prefer to keep them separate.

If you want to go beyond mere blocking and security tools, you need 
a lot of real privacy wisdom and experience. Many people with this 
experience read this mailing-list. I don't know how many of those 
will move to the Community Group. It is difficult to make web 
developers talk to privacy people and vice versa. PING is quite good 
in that respect and overcomes some of it. A dev-only corner will be 
cozy but perhaps not as informed.

To do efficient privacy, you also need to take legal requirements in 
most non-US countries into account. They are reading this list too.

I don't want to discourage the PUA CG, but it should regularly 
present here what they are doing and gather for further input. This 
will help avoid the repeating unfruitful attempts because the 
slightly wrong direction was taken.

Best, 

Rigo
Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 20:46:03 UTC

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