The W3C is hosting a workshop on Privacy for Advanced Web APIs and is currently calling for position papers. Although I don’t know what an “advanced Web API” is, it’s great to see members of the W3C taking an active interest in privacy, and emphasizing that the architectural design of APIs have a fundamental role to play in protecting the privacy of individuals. The W3C has opened the workshop up to the public: it would be great to get a diverse range of people together to discuss the role and limits of APIs in protecting privacy, particularly from the academic community. I don’t know how much marketing drive there was behind the workshop, but hopefully a variety of people will submit papers.
Papers are due on the 7th of June. I’m currently trying to put a position paper together which I will post here once I’m done.