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Re: Status of First-Party Sets

From: Kaustubha Govind <kaustubhag@google.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 10:01:56 -0400
Message-ID: <CAHTnisRA5ZvUeY+R5Rt8PEjV4C55ryuK4fhXXwZtrXV3g17OpA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Theresa O'Connor" <hober@apple.com>
Cc: public-privacycg@w3.org
Hi PrivacyCG chairs and community members,

Thank you for the thoughtful discussion and feedback on First-Party Sets
during our time incubating in the PrivacyCG. Given that the proposal
continues to have multi-vendor and web developer interest, we will continue
the incubation of this work in the WICG, and we invite those of you who are
interested in the proposal to continue engagement with us in that forum.
You can now find our repository at https://github.com/WICG/first-party-sets.

We plan to organize meetings within the WICG on a one-off basis when we've
accumulated agenda items; which will be planned and announced via this
GitHub issue <https://github.com/WICG/first-party-sets/issues/89>. Please
Comment/Watch/Star the issue to follow along, or provide suggestions.

Thank you,

Kaustubha, Harneet, and Johann

On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 2:12 PM Theresa O'Connor <hober@apple.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As chairs of the W3C Privacy Community Group, we have decided to drop
> First-Party Sets as a Work Item in the group. Given the discussions the
> group has had and the lack of multi-implementer interest, we see it as
> unlikely to exit incubation. With regards to the concerns about the
> privacy properties of First-Party Sets that were raised in issue 88,
> given the discussion in that issue and during our recent meetings, the
> chairs find that there is no consensus in the CG.
> This does not mean that the various use cases that First-Party Sets
> attempted to solve are not worth solving. We welcome alternative
> proposals to address some or all of the use cases First-Party Sets aimed
> to address.
> We want to thank everybody who participated in discussions of
> First-Party Sets over the last couple of years. Special thanks to
> Kaustubha Govind, Harneet Sidhana, and Johann Hofmann for all their hard
> work on it.
> --
> Erik, Tanvi, & Tess
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