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[FYI] W3C: P3P does not infringe Intermind patent
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 13869
The World Wide Web consortium (W3C) has released a legal analysis
which finds that platform for privacy preferences (P3P) technology
does not infringe a patent held by the Intermind Corporation.
P3P provides Internet users with more control over the use of their
personal information and means that websites can inform users of
their privacy practices.
The technology was developed in an open collaboration with W3C
members, but its widespread use was threatened when the patent holder
sought to charge royalties.
'Given the fundamental importance of privacy protection on the Web,
and our commitment to open standards, we decided that it was our
responsibility to provide the community with a thorough analysis of
the relationship between the patent and P3P,' said Daniel Weitzner,
technology and society domain leader at W3C responsible for P3P
Data Source Provider: El pub
Document Reference: P3P patent analysis.
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems
For further information please see the W3C website, at:
The patent analysis is available on the Web at