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The Open Web Platform is Transforming Payments

To help ensure that the Web evolves to meet new industry needs, we're convening banks, processors, regulators, card networks, e-commerce companies, telecom operators, multiple service vendors, browser and software vendors and others who are shaping the way Web Payments are developed.

Our community is focussing on

  • Reducing card abandonment rates.
  • Reducing security fraud.
  • Fostering digital payment method innovation both on the Web and in-store.
  • Facilitating digital offers including loyalty programs and coupons.
  • Addressing payments in more device contexts such as in-car payments, Internet of Things payments and virtual reality payments.
  • The impact of emerging regulations on Web architecture and capabilities.
  • Harmonization with other standards efforts such as FIDO authentication, EMVCo tokenization and 3D Secure, and others.
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Active groups

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AI KR (Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Representation) Community group

The overall goal/mission of this community group is to explore the requirements, best practices and implementation options for the conceptualization and specification of domain knowledge in AI.

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Web Payment Security Interest group

A brief description of what this group does.

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Publishing Business group

The Publishing Business Group fosters ongoing participation by members of the publishing industry and overall publishing ecosystem in the development of the Web for publishing, and serves as a conduit for feedback between the publishing ecosystem and W3C.

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Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) Working group

The mission of the Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group is to develop strategies and resources to promote awareness, understanding, implementation, and conformance testing for W3C accessibility standards; and to support the accessibility work of other W3C Groups.

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Why W3C

We have 25 years experience leading the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth of the Web.

Our values revolve around building the web for all

The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability.

Recent activities in the Web Payments community

The mission of the Web Payments Working Group is to make payments easier and more secure on the Web.

What organisations think about us

W3C Members

20 member organisations are involved in the web payment ecosystem, including:

Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale
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Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)
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Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs Rabat (EMI)
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Ways to get involved:

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Need more information tailored to your organisation?

Our Evangelists understand that every organisation is different! They represent W3C in various locations and are an extension of W3C's Business Development Team. They are responsible for identifying and recruiting new W3C Members, running local events, promoting W3C Training and fostering Sponsorship.

Our Web Payments Evangelists