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Swire Leaves DNT Group

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 29, 2013

AdWeek reports on the departure of Co-Chairman Peter Swire, CIPP/US, as the latest development for the W3C’s working group tasked with creating a Do-Not-Track browser standard. “The 110-member international group was formed two years ago to unite all stakeholders on a tracking standard. But by the end of last year, the group was still nowhere near consensus, and browser companies such as Mozilla and Microsoft began to go their own way with their own browser solutions, causing a controversy with the interactive advertising community,” the report states. Swire, who was recently named to the Obama administration’s NSA review panel, wrote he is leaving due to the appointment, citing a "sense of responsibility" to serve on that panel, the report states.
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