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[FYI] P3P: Green light for online privacy?


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P3P: Green light for online privacy?

Wed, 05 Jul 2000 13:21:18 GMT  
Robert Lemos, ZDNet News US  

Will technology aimed at informing users about how much information 
each site requests be a 'go' for better privacy on the Web?  

Starting next year, Web sites that violate user privacy are going to 
find themselves under an embarrassing cyber spotlight.  

The sites will be targeted by a new technology known as the Platform 
for Privacy Preferences, or P3P. Developed by several companies and 
privacy advocates in conjunction with the standards-setting World 
Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the technology will alert surfers whenever 
they encounter Web sites that seek to collect more data than the user 
wants to share.  


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