A new release of the W3C's Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 Deployment Guide is designed to help web site operators "deploy the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) on their sites, and provides information on the tasks required." The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) defines a way for Web sites to publish their privacy policies in a machine-readable syntax. Relevant XML Schemas and XML DTDs are presented in the appendices of the P3P 1.0 working draft specification, published September 28, 2001. A Web site will deploy P3P in order to make its privacy practices more transparent to the site's visitors. A visitor's Web browser can download the machine-readable privacy statements, and compare the contents of those statements to the user4s preferences. This way, the user4s browser can automatically notify the user when they visit a site whose practices match the user4s preferences. or warn the user if the practices and preferences don't match... A P3P policy file contains a description of data collection, use, and sharing practices; it does not, however, declare what that policy applices to. P3P uses a separate file, called a policy reference file, to list the P3P policies in use at a site (or portion of a site), and what portions of the site and what cookies are covered by each policy."
Bibliographic information: "The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 Deployment Guide." W3C Note 30-November-2001. Author/Editor: Martin Presler-Marshall (IBM). This release updates the version of 2001-07-24. Version URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/NOTE-p3pdeployment-20011130. Latest VersionURL: http://www.w3.org/TR/p3pdeployment. "This is a guide to help site operators deploy the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) on their site."
- "The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 Deployment Guide." W3C Note 30-November-2001.
- The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 (P3P 1.0) Specification. W3C Working Draft 28-September-2001.
- W3C P3P Web site
- W3C Privacy Activity Statement
- P3P Validator
- References for P3P Implementations. Maintained by Yuichi Koike.
- Mailing list archives for 'www-p3p-public-comments'.
- "Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Project" - Main reference page.