SPECIAL proposed the W3C Data Privacy Vocabularies and Controls Community Group (DPVCG) in 2018, after organising a workshop for W3C on Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies. The group launched on the 25th of May 2018, the official start date of the GDPR.

The mission of the DPVCG is to develop a taxonomy of privacy terms, which include in particular terms from the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), such as a taxonomy of personal data as well as a classification of purposes (i.e., purposes for data collection), and events of disclosures, consent, and processing such personal data.

In 2019, the group published two vocabularies:

The group has its own home page on the W3C site.

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 731601

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