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W3C Face-to-Face Heads into Final Day

And it’s a pretty crucial one. Among other discussions today, the Do Not Track working group is set to talk about whether stakeholders think there’s a path forward for consensus on a DNT standard. As we’ve reported, the answer to that question isn’t clear — the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Justin Brookman, for example, wrote Tuesday morning that he’s optimistic, and that industry has been more willing lately to tackle core issues. Some others in the privacy community, though, don’t see it happening: Consumer Watchdog’s John Simpson told group members yesterday he was “increasingly skeptical.” Obviously, there are tons of moving parts with multistakeholder efforts like this one. We’re tracking.