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W3C To Miss July Deadline for DNT


July 22, 2013

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will not meet its “last call” deadline for putting out a Do-Not-Track proposal for public comment, MediaPost News reports. W3C Co-Chair Peter Swire, CIPP/US, said, “There is not a way to get to last call by the end of July,” adding, “Next Wednesday, we will have a discussion about where we are and next steps.” According to the report, the group still has the opportunity to work on the proposals, but “the talks have turned so acrimonious that it seems unlikely the group will ever agree” on a Do-Not-Track standard for headers sent to browsers.
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