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Will DNT Panel Achieve Its Goal or Disband?


June 17, 2013

The group tasked “with creating a set of industry standards for online privacy” may be “ready to call it quits,” San Francisco Chronicle reports. Since its initial meeting in 2011, there has been “scant progress on a definition of Do Not Track at the World Wide Web Consortium working group, and there may be precious little time left,” the report states. With a “Last Call” document due next month, the report quotes some panel members as saying if that goal cannot be met, “it's time to call it quits.” As Stanford’s Jonathan Mayer put it, “There must come a time when we agree to disagree. If we cannot reach consensus by next month, I believe we will have arrived at that time.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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