Network of Excellence in Internet Science

W3C Workshop: Do Not Track and Beyond

Over the last year, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been standardizing a Do Not Track signal that users can enable in their Web browser to request that advertisers do not target adverts based on browsing history. The advertising industry has been lobbying against aspects of the standard, while the European Commission has recently warned that industry has little time left to deploy a standard that effectively protects user privacy.

The W3C is holding a workshop on 5 November at the University of California Berkeley to discuss next steps. They are calling for short position papers with a deadline of 22 October. I'm on the program committee with a a great group of colleagues, so please consider submitting!