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Mayer Resigns from DNT Group

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 2, 2013

Stanford’s Jonathan Mayer has resigned from the working group tasked with creating a Do-Not-Track standard for the Internet, GigaOm reports. “We do not have a credible timetable—and we’ve just adjourned for a month. We do not have a definitive base text. We do not have straightforward guidelines on what amendments are allowed…This is not process: This is the absence of process,” he wrote. Mayer’s resignation comes on the heels of his comments in June indicating that if the group could not reach consensus in the month that followed, it would be time to “call it quits.”
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