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Thoughts on regulatory landscape task force activities

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:05:38 -0600
Cc: "Web Payments IG (public-webpayments-ig@w3.org)" <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D8391DEA-EF61-4D7F-8E76-B0EB0A3552EA@w3.org>
To: Jean-Yves Rossi <jean-yves.rossi@cantonconsulting.fr>
Jean-Yves,

Here is a summary of my thoughts on the regulatory landscape task
force's activities [1], perhaps for discussion at next week's call. 

I believe such an approach can have a positive impact on W3C's work 
in a timely fashion, and could also produce useful guidance to implementers.
These are also activities we could start very quickly, enabling us to have
useful data by a 22 March FTF meeting.

The primary burden in this approach is on those who will review W3C
work, and I think the task force should focus on alleviating that burden.

Comments welcome,

Ian

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Problem statement: Payments involve a lot of rules (regulatory and
others). These rules may vary from place to place. To help ensure the
broadest deployment of W3C's payments APIs, this task force will
therefore encourage review of the work for consistency with various
regulatory environments.

The task force will seek to:

* Identify parties from different jurisdictions that can analyze
   W3C work in progress from a regulatory perspective.

* Invite reviews and assist in those reviews.

* Refine and collate analyses as input to the Web Payments Working
  Group following the usual W3C Process for feedback to a Working
  Group.

* Document any resulting implementation good practice (e.g.,
  considerations about how implementations may differ based on
  specific regulatory requirements).

The task force will seek at least three reviews from regulatory
agencies in different regions.

The benefits of this work will be:

 * To raise awareness about W3C work among regulatory agencies.

 * To help ensure that W3C's specifications do not run afoul of
   regulations.

 * To provide implementers (of browsers and payment apps) with
   useful guidance in different regions.

[1] https://www.w3.org/Payments/IG/wiki/RegulatoryLandscape

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