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Re: updated draft charter

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 03:24:28 +0000
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: W3C SysApps <public-sysapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E15AA875-07F7-4FC6-9EE6-2101B875A023@att.com>

On the privacy aspects, I think it would be a good time to take a system-level approach to that across these APIs. Thus I propose that we add a Privacy API to the phase 1, with the objective of providing to the user whatever information is relevant to the privacy related characteristics of all apps on the device, and related system-wide controls for the same. For example, in the DNT discussion it's been noted that diverse implementations in web user agents (of which there can be multiple) and web-enabled apps can lead to fragmented and inconsistent representations of user privacy preferences. Thus it would be good to enable management of preferences system-wide, and ensure that the applicable signals are always used (e.g. DNT header). The objective of the API would not be to mandate any UI aspects, but to provide the ability of apps to disclose privacy related characteristics, and the ability of suitably authorized apps to read those characteristics and manage system-wide privacy settings.

Bryan Sullivan

On Jun 5, 2012, at 12:20 PM, "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org> wrote:

> Following the discussion that it should be up to the working group to
> prioritize work items even if this means that not all of them are
> completed within the two year initial charter period. I have added back
> the deliverables that were dropped when splitting them into phase one
> and two. The phase two deliverables are now listed in alphabetical
> order. If you feel we should drop one or more deliverables, this is now
> a good time to argue your case before we proceed to the AC Review.
> We are looking for horizontal reviews of the draft charter from the
> perspectives of security, privacy, accessibility and internationalization.
> -- 
> Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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