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W3C Workshop on Web Tracking and User Privacy

Date and Time
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 12:00am to Friday, April 29, 2011 - 12:00am
Computer Science Large Auditorium (Room 104)
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CITP will host a day-and-a-half W3C workshop at Princeton University on April 28 and 29, 2011.

This workshop serves to establish a common view on possible Recommendation-track work in the Web privacy and tracking protection space at W3C, and on the coordination needs for such work.

The workshop is expected to attract a broad set of stakeholders, including implementers from the mobile and desktop space, large and small content delivery providers, advertisement networks, search engines, policy and privacy experts, experts in consumer protection, and other parties with an interest in Web tracking technologies, including the developers and operators of Services on the Web that make use of tracking technologies for purposes other than to behavioral advertising.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • whether a do not track proposal is advisable, and whether there are other means that would achieve the same or similar ends;
  • the benefits and challenges of various browser-based approaches, including tracking protection lists and a do not track user preference;
  • additional approaches toward better user privacy in the face of frequent online tracking.

All participants are required to submit a position paper by March 25, 2011. W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.

For more details:http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/

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