The W3C Workshop on Privacy and User–Centric Controls aims to study strategies for protecting people's private data on mobile devices. It brings together researchers and software developers, but also network operators and legislators.

Protecting data can take many forms: better user interfaces to make it clear to people what their data is used for; safer default settings for new apps; access control for metadata, such as log files; automatic deletion of old data; fine-grained permissions (which app or service can see which part of the data); anonymous/pseudonymous interaction with services; common terminology across apps and devices; etc.

Rigo Wenning, STREWS Technical Coordinator, is one of the organizers of the workshop and will be present in person.

Submission of position papers is possible until 31 October. See How to participate for detailed instructions.