The mission of the Verifiable Claims Working Group is to make expressing, exchanging, and verifying claims easier and more secure on the Web.
|Start date||1 August 2016|
|End date||31 December 2017|
|Confidentiality||Proceedings are public|
|Initial Chairs||TBD; TBD|
|Initial Team Contacts
(FTE %: 50%)
|Usual Meeting Schedule||Teleconferences: Weekly
Face-to-face: 2-3 per year
There is currently no widely used user-centric and privacy-enhancing standard for expressing and transacting verifiable claims (aka: credentials, attestations) via the Web.
These problems exist today:
Research into this problem was performed by the Web Payments Interest Group via the Verifiable Claims Task Force. The research findings can be found in the Verifiable Claims Task Force Final Report. The findings suggest that there is consensus to address a @@@narrow set of use cases@@@ around the data model and syntax(es) for expressing verifiable claims as well as an analysis of how the data model and syntax(es) could be combined with existing technology to address the problems listed above.
For more background information about this group, please see @@@the FAQ@@@.
The Working Group will Recommend:
The Working Group will not:
Security is obviously critical for verifiable claims.
The Working Group will work with the organizations listed in the liaisons section of the charter to help ensure data model and document security.
Protection of the privacy of all participants in a credentials ecosystem is essential to maintaining the trust that credential systems are dependent upon to function. A credential format defined by this group should not disclose private details of the participants' identity or other sensitive information unless required for operational purposes, by legal or jurisdictional rules, or when deliberately consented to (e.g. as part of a loyalty program) by the owner of the information. The design of any data model and format should guard against the unwanted leakage of such data through exploitation of the API.
This Recommendation will define or identify a:
This NOTE will define or identify:
The Working Group will fulfill the implementation experience required by the W3C Process as follows:
|Note: The group will document significant changes from this initial schedule on the group home page.|
|Verifiable Claims Data Model and Syntax(es)||October 2016||March 2016||June 2017||November 2017|
|Verifiable Claims Implementation Guidance||March 2016||(NOTE) November 2017|
This group will also collaborate with future W3C Working Groups developing authentication protocols.
To be successful, the Verifiable Claims Working Group is expected to have 10 active participants for its duration. Effective participation in Verifiable Claims Working Group may consume .1 FTE for each participant; for editors this commitment may be higher.
This group primarily conducts its work on the public mailing list public-@@@-firstname.lastname@example.org (archive). Administrative tasks may be conducted in Member-only communications.
Information about the group (deliverables, participants, face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, etc.) is available from the Verifiable Claims Working Group home page.
As explained in the Process Document (section 3.3), this group will seek to make decisions when there is consensus. When a Chair puts a question and observes dissent, after due consideration of different opinions, the Chair should put a question out for voting within the group (allowing for remote asynchronous participation -- using, for example, email and/or web-based survey techniques) and record a decision, along with any objections. The matter should then be considered resolved unless and until new information becomes available.
Any resolution first taken in a face-to-face meeting or teleconference (i.e., that does not follow a 7 day call for consensus on the mailing list) is to be considered provisional until 5 working days after the publication of the draft resolution. If no objections are raised on the mailing list within that time, the resolution will be considered to have consensus as a resolution of the Working Group.
This Working Group operates under the W3C Patent Policy (5 February 2004 Version). To promote the widest adoption of Web standards, W3C seeks to issue Recommendations that can be implemented, according to this policy, on a Royalty-Free basis.
For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Implementation.
This Working Group will use the W3C Software and Document license for all its deliverables.
This charter for the Verifiable Claims Working Group has been created according to section 5.2 of the Process Document. In the event of a conflict between this document or the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.
Development of this charter was supported in part by the European Union's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7/ 2013-2015) under grant agreement nº611327 - HTML5 Apps.
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