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Fwd: Early Privacy Review Request: Web Neural Network API

From: Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:47:19 +0000
To: "public-webmachinelearning@w3.org" <public-webmachinelearning@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B033B37B-2393-4280-A5F4-130BC68F04EE@intel.com>
FYI - W3C's Privacy Interest Group (PING) will discuss the Web Neural Network API on its 17 Dec 2020 call.

Participation from the WebML CG is not required. However, there may be a future call with PING where WebML CG participants can join to discuss privacy aspects of the API. I'll let you know separately the logistics should that call get organized.

I've invited PING to provide feedback via the issue that we use to document the responses to the self-review questionnaire:


You may want to review this issue and chime in with your comments and feedback. If you want to get your comments considered before PING looks at the issue for the first time, you want to chime in before 17 Dec.



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From: Christine Runnegar <runnegar@isoc.org<mailto:runnegar@isoc.org>>
Subject: Re: Early Privacy Review Request: Web Neural Network API
Date: 15. December 2020 at 18.33.44 EET
To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com<mailto:anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>>
Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org<mailto:public-privacy@w3.org>>, Dominique Hazaël-Massieux <dom@w3.org<mailto:dom@w3.org>>

Thank you Anssi.

We have put this request on the agenda for our next call on 17 December 2020 at UTC 17, with a view to matching a volunteer to the review request.

We appreciate the offer to join a future call to explain the technology. We’ll keep this as an option for the new year.

In the meantime, let me compliment you on the Web Machine Learning workshop held in August/September. It’s great to see the emphasis on privacy in the report.

Christine (co-chair)

On Dec 10, 2020, at 5:39 AM, Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com<mailto:anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>> wrote:


This is a heads-up there's work in progress to form a Web Machine Learning Working Group [1] following the workshop recommendation [2] to start formal standardization work on the basis of the Web Neural Network API [3], an API currently incubated in the Web Machine Learning Community Group [4]. We've also made available to you an explainer [5] you may find helpful.

We're reaching out to PING specifically to get privacy experts' early privacy review feedback for the Web Neural Network API [3]. *Early*, to emphasize this API is not yet on the W3C Rec Track -- we understand your primary focus is on the work on the Rec Track.

To facilitate this early feedback gathering, we've opened an issue [6] in our GH repo for the self-review questionnaire responses and welcome your feedback there.

We are happy to join a future PING call to discuss this technology.

Any feedback is welcome.


-Anssi (WebML CG chair)

[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-new-work/2020Oct/0001.html

[2] https://www.w3.org/2020/06/machine-learning-workshop/report.html

[3] https://webmachinelearning.github.io/webnn/

[4] https://webmachinelearning.github.io/

[5] https://github.com/webmachinelearning/webnn/blob/master/explainer.md

[6] https://github.com/webmachinelearning/webnn/issues/119

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