Tracking Protection Working Group Charter Extended

Dear members of the Tracking Protection Working Group,

I'm relaying the announcement to the Group's primarily public mailing 
list, to notify the group of its charter extension.

Best regards,

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Subject:  Tracking Protection Working Group Charter Extended
Date:  Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:45:28 +0800
From:  Xueyuan <>

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

The Tracking Protection Working Group [1] charter [2] has been extended
until 30 September 2018.

This is also to inform you that Carl Cargill has stepped down from his
role as Co-Chair of the Working Group, following his retirement from Adobe.

The W3C Director and Team would like to express our most sincere thanks
to Carl for his contributions and his role in bringing the Web forward
over the years.

The Working Group extension is to give further opportunity for
exploration of the work's interactions with the European General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018 [3].

When we last re-chartered the Working Group [4], the Director indicated
a main focus for the extended implementation phase was to demonstrate
the viability of DNT to address the requirements for managing cookie and
tracking consent that satisfies the requirements of EU privacy
legislation. This included evidence of implementation (as necessary to
demonstrate interoperability for the Tracking Preference Expression
(DNT) specification [5] to exit Candidate Recommendation) and adoption
by web publishers. The group has continued to provide a forum for
discussion of the technical means of expressing consent to online
tracking, but has not yet demonstrated that implementation and adoption.
If the DNT specification is useful for GDPR compliance, this charter
extension should provide opportunity to document and advance DNT to
Recommendation. Otherwise, publishing DNT as a Working Group Note will
enable it to be picked up if it becomes useful at a later date.

Information on how to participate in this group is available [6]. The
group is now only chaired by Matthias Schunter (Intel).

If you have any question or need further information, please contact
Bert Bos <>, Tracking Protection Working Group Team Contact.

This extension follows section 5.2.5 of the W3C Process Document:

Thank you,
For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Philippe Le H├ęgaret, Project Management Lead,
Bert Bos, Tracking Protection WG Team Contact;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications


Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 09:53:24 UTC