IndieWeb folks,

While privacy was not the most common topic at #indiewebcamp earlier this summer, I think the independence of controlling one's own Web presence has a lot in common with freedom from surveillance.

In that spirit, I thought you all might be interested in the 1984 Day rally, taking place (after the Doctor Who live stream, of course) on the Embarcadero. The Web page for the event suggests, apparently without any irony at all, RSVPing on Facebook, but I thought an email/blog post was a more appropriate way to tell you all that I'll be there. Daniel Ellsberg (of the Pentagon Papers) will speak, among others.

Hope you're well and to see you soon,
Nick

P.S. Can you RSVP to an event within the description of an event itself? Test case: the paragraph above.


Subject: World Wide Web Consortium Staff Comments on Multistakeholder Process to Develop Consumer Data Privacy Codes of Conduct
From: npdoty@w3.org
Date: 4/02/2012 04:55:00 PM To: NTIA Cc: Thomas Roessler, Wendy Seltzer, Rigo Wenning Bcc: http://bcc.npdoty.name/

Please see attached comments, also publicly available at: https://www.w3.org/2012/04/ntia-multistakeholder-comment.html

Nick Doty
Privacy
World Wide Web Consortium



We've commonly heard (at workshops in July '10, December '10 and April '11, for example) that W3C should have a venue for discussing and addressing ongoing and upcoming privacy issues. To that end, we're proposing a Privacy Interest Group, with a draft charter now available.

http://www.w3.org/2011/07/privacy-ig-charter

Feedback from the public (and this list in particular) would be most helpful.

I'm imagining this group as a place to discuss new issues (via public-privacy), spin off Recommendation-track work as necessary, develop guidelines for handling privacy considerations and provide advice to other groups for handling privacy in Web specifications. How do *you* think a group like this should function?

Discussion is welcome on this list, or feel free to send me feedback offline.

Thanks,
Nick



Following up on the Princeton workshop [1] and widespread interest from both industry and regulators [2] in standardizing Do Not Track technologies, we're proposing a Tracking Protection Working Group, with a draft charter now available.

http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/charter-draft

Feedback from the public (and this list in particular) would be most helpful.

Next steps will be to send the charter to the W3C Advisory Committee for review. After that step and approval from the Director, we expect the group to form and work to begin by the end of August.

Discussion is welcome on this list; if you wish to send comments offline, please contact me <npdoty@w3.org> and Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>.

Thanks,
Nick

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/report.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/06/do_not_track_the_regulators_ch.html


Subject: Comments of Nick Doty on Docket #101214614-0614-01
From: npdoty@ischool.berkeley.edu
Date: 1/28/2011 08:57:00 PM To: ntia.doc.gov Cc: Deirdre Mulligan Bcc: http://bcc.npdoty.name/

Comments are attached.

Nick Doty
Lecturer / Researcher
UC Berkeley, School of Information