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Last modified: Monday, September 20, 1999 

Platform for Privacy Preferences is a specification that will allow users' Web browsers to automatically understand Web sites' privacy practices. Privacy policies will be embedded in the code of a Web site. Browsers will read the policy, and then, automatically provide certain information to specific sites based on the preferences set by the users. For instance, if the site is an e-commerce site, the browser will automatically provide shipping info. If the site is requesting demographic info, then the browser will know to provide it anonymously.

The P3P specification was developed by the W3C P3P Syntax, Harmonization, and Protocol Working Groups, including W3C Member organizations and experts in the field of Web privacy. P3P is based on W3C specifications that have already been established, including HTTP, XML and Resource Description Framework (RDF).

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P3P and Privacy on the Web FAQ
Overview of P3P, with sections on relevant technology and privacy efforts, privacy and P3P and P3P and policy.

P3P Privacy Tools
Good resource page for information and documents about P3P. This page is hosted by AT&T.;

Platform for Privacy Preferences Specification
The Aug. 26, 1999 public working draft of P3P.

W3C P3P Initiative
Follows the development of the P3P initiative. Provides info on architecture, background and public drafts.

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