P3P: A green light for privacy on the Web?

    Date06 Jul 2000
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Starting next year, Web sites that violate user privacy are going to find themselves under an embarrassing cyberspotlight. The sites will be targeted by a new technology known as the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project, or P3P. Developed by several companies . . . Starting next year, Web sites that violate user privacy are going to find themselves under an embarrassing cyberspotlight. The sites will be targeted by a new technology known as the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project, 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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