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The Web standards organization, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will meet this week to examine online privacy and the main issues surrounding a universal do-not-track mechanism, reports Media Post. Discussion topics will include definitions for do not track and the mechanism's operational feasibility. Nearly 60 position papers have been submitted by Web companies, academics and others prior to the conference. W3C Co-chair Lorrie Cranor added that the group "has not yet formally taken on the task of formalizing do not track or any of the other consumer protection technologies in the tracking space but are looking at it and trying to determine if there's a role for them and, if so, what direction to go in."
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