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

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Conclusion

The W3C created the P3P protocol to enable Web sites to express their privacy policy in a machine-readable format. By deploying P3P for your Web site, you will permit P3P-enabled user agents such as Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers to manage cookies based on your Web site's policy and the user privacy preferences. Implementing P3P can also help you avoid negative warnings that user agents may display to users when visiting your Web site.

Web site developers who have passed on implementing P3P should take an additional look at doing this. Based on my conversations with members of the W3C, there are certain to be more advanced Web services that will make decisions, such as the Web sites with which to connect, to solicit services ...

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