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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Introducing P3P for Expressing Web Site Privacy

When using a browser to visit a Web site, there is no easy way to determine the privacy policy of the site or what you risk when you enter personal information at the site. In general, you are compelled to read the Web site's privacy statement (if it even has one), which can be long and perplexing. Wouldn't it be great if there were an easier way to determine whether it were safe to browse a Web site and leave data there without having to comprehend a complex privacy statement? The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project, or P3P, was designed to make understanding a Web site's privacy policy simpler. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) developed P3P. Its purpose is to permit Web sites to express ...

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