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White House event

From: Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:13:14 -0800
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To: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>

If anyone has not seen the press yet, there is an event on privacy on Thursday at the White House. DNT is part of the discussion.

It's an exciting time for user privacy, industry self-regulation groups, and some of our working group members. There have been rumors flying for two months now. I think we're going to be able to get a lot more work done once the dust clears. 

In the short term, (I suspect some of the editors and) I have been distracted by this event, which has slowed work on the compliance draft. Feel free to take a look -- it's coming together -- but we are not quite as far along as I'd hoped. The odds of publishing the Second Public Working Draft on Feb 29th are dimming, but we are not looking at a large slip if there is one. 

In the longer term, the Tracking Protection Working Group continues just as it has been: a fora for stakeholders from a variety of perspectives to work out differences and come to consensus agreements. The self-regulation groups, and their members, are important inputs to that process. That said, we encompass a wide variety of other views and stakeholders. We will naturally be likely to up with different end points than US industry groups. 

And a by now familiar request from me -- kindly recall we have more months of working together. If you're going to grouse at someone, take it off the list and calls, please. I will endeavor to do the same.

Thanks to all of you for your hard work so far. When the swirl dies down, there will more work to do, first in getting the next drafts out ASAP, and then as we turn to locking down some of the big issues we've been slowly teasing apart. The next few months will not be dull. 

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