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P3P in the News
Lorrie Cranor Publishes "Web Privacy With P3P"
About "Web Privacy with P3P": The book delivers practical advice and insider tips on configuring sites for P3P compliance. The book explains the inner workings of the P3P protocol while maintaining a hands-on implementation approach. Software developers, privacy consultants, corporate decision-makers, lawyers, public policy-makers, and any individual interested in online privacy issues will find this book indispensable. More about the book including purchasing information located at www.P3PBook.com.
Netscape Releases Navigator 7.0 PR1 with P3P Implementation
Netscape recently announced the preview release of its beta Netscape Navigator 7.0 Web browser was available for free download. The newest version of the browser includes a P3P implementation that allows users to manage cookies and view Web sites' P3P privacy policies. To download the browser, visit Netscape.
W3C Announces P3P as Recommendation
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced on April 16 it has issued the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation, representing cross-industry agreement
on an XML-based language for expressing Web site privacy policies. Declaring P3P a W3C Recommendation indicates that it is a stable document, contributes to Web interoperability, and has been reviewed by the W3C Membership,
who favor its widespread adoption. P3P was designed by a Working Group composed of privacy advocates, Web technology leaders, data protection commissioners, and global ecommerce companies. To read more from the W3C on the final recommendation, visit the W3C Web site.
IBM Releases New P3P Tool
IBM has released a free program, called Tivoli, that allows Web sites to manage their privacy practices, including providing tools to automate Web site human-readable privacy policies, enabling them to become P3P compliant.
For more information, visit the Tivoli Web site.
Virginia State Legislature Passes P3P Resolution
The Virginia state House and Senate passed resolution H.J. 172, which calls on state, local, and campaign Web sites,
including the Virginia Information Providers Network (VIPNet) to adopt P3P. The measure also asks VIPNet to work with
its parent company to get other state and local governments to become P3P compliant.The resolution also asks Virginia's
governor to encourage state executive agencies to implement P3P. For more information, visit the Virginia State Legislative Information System.
Zero-Knowledge Systems Releases Free Beta P3P Analyzer
Zero-Knowledge Systems has released a beta of its Web-based P3P evaluation tool that enables Web sites analyze whether their Web
sites comply with P3P and how they function with Microsoft's P3P implementation in Internet Explorer 6.0. Visit Zero-Knowledge for more information.
P3P-compliant Web Sites
For an updated sample list of P3P compliant Web sites, visit the why implement P3P section.
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